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.
Darby Bible Translation
and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
World English Bible
put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou art a man of appetite.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
i. e., "Restrain thy appetite, eat as if the knife were at thy throat." Others render the words "thou wilt put a knife to thy throat" etc., i. e., "indulgence at such a time may endanger thy very life."
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
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