New International Version
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
King James Bible
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Darby Bible Translation
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:
World English Bible
My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:
Young's Literal Translation
Eat my son, honey that is good, And the honeycomb -- sweet to thy palate.
Proverbs 24:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the honey-comb - I have often had occasion to remark how much finer the flavour of honey is in the honey-comb than it is after it has been expressed from it, and exposed to the action of the air. But it has been asserted that the honey-comb is never eaten; it must be by those who have no acquaintance with the apiary. I have seen the comb with its contained honey eaten frequently, and of it I have repeatedly partaken. And that our Lord ate it, is evident from Luke 24:42. Nor can any man who has not eaten it in this way feel the full force of the allusions to the honey-comb and its sweetness in several parts of the sacred writings. See 1 Samuel 14:27; Psalm 19:10; Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 27:7; Sol 4:11; Sol 5:1; and the place before us.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to the taste or upon thy palate
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.
One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
Song of Solomon 4:11
Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Song of Solomon 5:1
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Friends Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love.
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