Proverbs 27:7
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English Standard Version
One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

King James Bible
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

American Standard Version
The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb : and a soul that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.

English Revised Version
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb: but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Webster's Bible Translation
The full soul lotheth a honey-comb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the group Proverbs 27:1-6 of this chapter every two proverbs form a pair. The first pair is directed against unseemly boasting:

1 Boast not thyself of to-morrow,

   For thou knowest not what a day bringeth forth.

The ב of בּיום is like, e.g., that in Proverbs 25:14, the ב of the ground of boasting. One boasts of to-morrow when he boasts of that which he will then do and experience. This boasting is foolish and presumptuous (Luke 12:20), for the future is God's; not a moment of the future is in our own power, we know not what a day, this present day or to-morrow (James 4:13), will bring forth, i.e., (cf. Zephaniah 2:2) will disclose, and cannot therefore order anything beforehand regarding it. Instead of לא־תדע (with Kametz and Mugrash), אל־תדע (thus e.g., the Cod. Jaman) is to be written; the Masora knows nothing of that pausal form. And instead of מה־יּלד יום, we write מה יּלד יום with Zinnorith. יּלד before יום has the tone thrown back on the penult., and consequently a shortened ult.; the Masora reckons this word among the twenty-five words with only one Tsere.

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Numbers 11:4-9,18-20 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

Numbers 21:5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

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Job 6:7 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

Luke 15:16,17 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him...

John 6:9 There is a lad here, which has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

Cross References
Numbers 21:5
And the people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food."

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 27:8
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

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