New International Version
You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.
King James Bible
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy sweet words.
World English Bible
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.
Young's Literal Translation
Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that are sweet.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The morsel which thou hast eaten - On reflection thou wilt even blame thyself for having accepted his invitation.
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.
Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
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