|New International Version (© 2011)|
The entire army entered the woods, and there was honey on the ground.
King James Bible
And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground.
American Standard Version
And all the people came into the forest; and there was honey upon the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
And all they of the land have come into a forest, and there is honey on the face of the field;
1 Samuel 14:25 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was honey upon the ground - There were many wild bees in that country, and Judea is expressly said to be a land flowing with milk and honey.
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1 Samuel 14:24 Now the Israelites were in distress that day, because Saul had bound the people under an oath, saying, "Cursed be anyone who eats food before evening comes, before I have avenged myself on my enemies!" So none of the troops tasted food.
1 Samuel 14:26 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.
Proverbs 25:16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.