Proverbs 23:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
And putוְשַׂמְתָּ֣
(ve·sam·ta)
7760: to put, place, seta prim. root
a knifeשַׂכִּ֣ין
(sak·kin)
7915: a knifeof uncertain derivation
to your throatבְּלֹעֶ֑ךָ
(be·lo·'e·cha;)
3930: probably throatfrom lua
Ifאִם־
(im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
you are a manבַּ֖עַל
(ba·'al)
1167: owner, lordfrom baal
of [great] appetite.נֶ֣פֶשׁ
(ne·fesh)
5315: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word









KJV Lexicon
And put
suwm  (soom)
to put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically)wholly, work.
a knife
sakkiyn  (sak-keen')
a knife (as pointed or edged) -- knife.
to thy throat
loa`  (lo'ah)
the gullet -- throat.
if thou be a man given
ba`al  (bah'-al)
a master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.
to appetite
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.

King James Bible
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite;

International Standard Version
Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

NET Bible
and put a knife to your throat if you possess a large appetite.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest you put a dagger to your mouth, if you are a man that breathes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite.

King James 2000 Bible
And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.
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