Proverbs 25:16
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New International Version
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.

New Living Translation
Do you like honey? Don't eat too much, or it will make you sick!

English Standard Version
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

New American Standard Bible
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.

King James Bible
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you find honey, eat only what you need; otherwise, you'll get sick from it and vomit.

International Standard Version
If you find some honey, eat only what you need. Take too much, and you'll vomit.

NET Bible
When you find honey, eat only what is sufficient for you, lest you become stuffed with it and vomit it up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whenever you have found honey, eat enough for you, lest when you are full, you vomit it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you find honey, eat only as much as you need. Otherwise, you will have too much and vomit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

New American Standard 1977
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need,
            Lest you have it in excess and vomit it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

King James 2000 Bible
Have you found honey? eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled with it, and vomit it.

American King James Version
Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.

American Standard Version
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast found honey, eat what is sufficient for thee, lest being glutted therewith thou vomit it up.

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be surfeited therewith, and vomit it.

English Revised Version
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee; lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it.

World English Bible
Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

Young's Literal Translation
Honey thou hast found -- eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated with it, and hast vomited it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
15By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone. 16Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it. 17Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.…
Cross References
Judges 14:8
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

1 Samuel 14:25
All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.

Proverbs 23:8
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 25:17
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

Ecclesiastes 7:16
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?
Treasury of Scripture

Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.

hath

Proverbs 24:13,14 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which …

Judges 14:8,9 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to …

1 Samuel 14:25-27 And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey on the ground…

Isaiah 7:15,22 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, …

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Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, …

Proverbs 23:8 The morsel which you have eaten shall you vomit up, and lose your sweet words.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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