New International Version
When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out; yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath.
King James Bible
And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people had come into the wood, and behold, the honey flowed; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
World English Bible
When the people were come to the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.
Young's Literal Translation
and the people come in unto the forest, and lo, the honey dropped, and none is moving his hand unto his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The honey dropped - It seems to have dropped from the trees on the ground. Honey dews, as they are called, are not uncommon in most countries; and this appears to have been something of this kind. I have seen honey in considerable quantity on the trees and long grass in the fields, and have often eaten of it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
[Sidenote: 1139] 33. (20). It seemed to him, however, that one could not go on doing these things with sufficient security without the authority of the Apostolic See; and for that reason he determined to set out for Rome, and most of all because the metropolitan see still lacked, and from the beginning had lacked, the use of the pall, which is the fullness of honour. And it seemed good in his eyes that the church for which he had laboured so much should acquire, by his zeal and labour, …
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh
A Divine Cordial
John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
1 Samuel 14:25
The entire army entered the woods, and there was honey on the ground.
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