Proverbs 23:8
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New International Version
You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.

New Living Translation
You will throw up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.

English Standard Version
You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words.

New American Standard Bible
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

King James Bible
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will vomit the little you've eaten and waste your pleasant words.

International Standard Version
You'll vomit up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will have been wasted.

NET Bible
you will vomit up the little bit you have eaten, and will have wasted your pleasant words.

New Heart English Bible
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the bread that you eat, you vomit, and you spoil your sweet words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will vomit the little bit you have eaten and spoil your pleasant conversation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words.

New American Standard 1977
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten,
            And waste your compliments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Didst thou eat thy part? Thou shalt vomit it up and lose thy sweet words.

King James 2000 Bible
The morsel which you have eaten shall you vomit up, and waste your sweet words.

American King James Version
The morsel which you have eaten shall you vomit up, and lose your sweet words.

American Standard Version
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The meats which thou hadst eaten, thou shalt vomit up: and shalt loose thy beautiful words.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy sweet words.

English Revised Version
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Webster's Bible Translation
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose 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.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
7For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. 8You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments. 9Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.…
Cross References
Proverbs 25:16
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Treasury of Scripture

The morsel which you have eaten shall you vomit up, and lose your sweet words.

(8) Shalt thou vomit up.--Shalt be disgusted at having partaken of hospitality which was not freely offered to thee.

And lose thy sweet words.--All thy civil speeches and thanks for the cold welcome thou hast had.

Verse 8. - The morsel which thou hast eaten shall thou vomit up. Food thus grudgingly bestowed will only create disgust, and do thee no good; thou wilt feel annoyed to have eaten it, and wilt long to get rid of it. And lose thy sweet words. You will have expended in vain your civil speeches and thanks for the entertainment provided for you; you really owe no gratitude for fare so grudgingly bestowed. Some think that by the "sweet words" are meant the conversation at table with which you have endeavoured to amuse your host - the witty sayings, enigmas, and apothegms, which entered so largely into the programme of a good talker. All such efforts are thrown away on the jealous, morose host. But the former explanation is more agreeable to the context. The morsel which thou hast eaten, shalt thou vomit up,.... It shall turn in thy stomach, thou shall not be able to keep it, when thou understandest thou art not welcome; or thou wilt wish thou hadst never eaten a bit, or that thou couldest vomit up what thou hast; so disagreeable is the thought of being unwelcome, or when this appears to be the case;

and lose thy sweet words; expressed in thankfulness to the master of the feast, in praise of his food, in pleasantry with him, and the other guests at table; all which are repented of when a man finds he is not welcome. 8. The morsel … words—that is, disgusted with his true character, all pleasant intercourse will be destroyed.23:1-3 God's restraints of the appetite only say, Do thyself no harm. 4,5. Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are not happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast, cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long. 6-8. Do not make thyself burdensome to any, especially those not sincere. When we are called by God to his feast, and to let our souls delight themselves, Isa 25:6; 55:2, we may safely partake of the Bread of life. 9. It is our duty to take all fit occasions to speak of Divine things; but if what a wise man says will not be heard, let him hold his peace. 10,11. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection. He is their Redeemer, who will take their part; and he is mighty, almighty.
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