New American Standard Bible
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
King James Bible
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Darby Bible Translation
Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.
World English Bible
Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:
Young's Literal Translation
Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A different danger from that of Proverbs 23:1. The hazard here is the hospitality of the purse-proud rich, avaricious or grudging even in his banquets.
Evil eye - Not with the later associations of a mysterious power for mischief, but simply, as in the margin ref. and in Matthew 20:15.
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.
"Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, 'The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,' and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
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