New Living Translation
The ear tests the words it hears just as the mouth distinguishes between foods.
King James Bible
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth not the ear try words, as the palate tasteth food?
World English Bible
Doesn't the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:11 Doth not - This may be a preface to his following discourse; whereby he invites them to hear and judge of his words candidly and impartially; that they and he too might agree in disallowing what should appear to be false, and owning of every truth.
LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
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