KJV LexiconAnd put
to put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically)wholly, work.
a knife (as pointed or edged) -- knife.
to thy throat
the gullet -- throat.
if thou be a man given
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.
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
Parallel VersesNew 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.
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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