New Living Translation
Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth.
King James Bible
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Darby Bible Translation
Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
World English Bible
Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.
Young's Literal Translation
Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel.
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LibraryPloughing in Canaan.
In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
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He has made me chew on gravel. He has rolled me in the dust.
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