New International Version
One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
King James Bible
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Darby Bible Translation
The full soul trampleth on a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
World English Bible
A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.
Young's Literal Translation
A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Proverbs 27:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Open rebuke is better than secret love - Plutarch gives an account of a man who, aiming a blow at his enemy's life, cut open an imposthume, which by a salutary discharge saved his life, that was sinking under a disease for which a remedy could not be found. Partial friendship covers faults; envy, malice, and revenge, will exhibit, heighten, and even multiply them. The former conceals us from ourselves; the latter shows us the worst part of our character. Thus we are taught the necessity of amendment and correction. In this sense open rebuke is better than secret love. Yet it is a rough medicine, and none can desire it. But the genuine open-hearted friend may be intended, who tells you your faults freely but conceals them from all others; hence the sixth verse: "Faithful are the wounds of a friend."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
loatheth or treadeth under foot
A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
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they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.
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