Proverbs 23:8
New International Version
You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.

New Living Translation
You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.

English Standard Version
You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words.

Berean Study Bible
You will vomit up what little you have eaten and waste your pleasant words.

King James Bible
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

New King James Version
The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words.

New American Standard Bible
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten And waste your compliments.

NASB 1995
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

NASB 1977
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Amplified Bible
The morsel which you have eaten you will vomit up, And you will waste your compliments.

Christian Standard Bible
You will vomit the little you’ve eaten and waste your pleasant words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will vomit the little you've eaten and waste your pleasant words.

American Standard Version
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the bread that you eat, you vomit, and you spoil your sweet words.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for he will vomit it up, and spoil thy fair words.

Contemporary English Version
Each bite will come back up, and all your kind words will be wasted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The meats which thou hadst eaten, thou shalt vomit up: and shalt loose thy beautiful words.

English Revised Version
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Good News Translation
You will vomit up what you have eaten, and all your flattery will be wasted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will vomit the little bit you have eaten and spoil your pleasant conversation.

International Standard Version
You'll vomit up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will have been wasted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words.

Literal Standard Version
You vomit up your morsel you have eaten, "" And have marred your words that [are] sweet.

NET Bible
you will vomit up the little bit you have eaten, and will have wasted your pleasant words.

New Heart English Bible
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.

World English Bible
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that are sweet.

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Riches
7for he is keeping track, inwardly counting the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 8You will vomit up what little you have eaten and waste your pleasant words. 9Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.…

Cross References
Proverbs 25:16
If you find honey, eat just what you need, lest you have too much and vomit it up.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.


Treasury of Scripture

The morsel which you have eaten shall you vomit up, and lose your sweet words.









(8) Shalt thou vomit up.--Shalt be disgusted at having partaken of hospitality which was not freely offered to thee.

And lose thy sweet words.--All thy civil speeches and thanks for the cold welcome thou hast had.

Verse 8. - The morsel which thou hast eaten shall thou vomit up. Food thus grudgingly bestowed will only create disgust, and do thee no good; thou wilt feel annoyed to have eaten it, and wilt long to get rid of it. And lose thy sweet words. You will have expended in vain your civil speeches and thanks for the entertainment provided for you; you really owe no gratitude for fare so grudgingly bestowed. Some think that by the "sweet words" are meant the conversation at table with which you have endeavoured to amuse your host - the witty sayings, enigmas, and apothegms, which entered so largely into the programme of a good talker. All such efforts are thrown away on the jealous, morose host. But the former explanation is more agreeable to the context.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will vomit up
תְקִיאֶ֑נָּה (ṯə·qî·’en·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6958: Spue out, vomit out, up, up again

what little
פִּֽתְּךָ־ (pit·tə·ḵā-)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6595: Fragment, bit, morsel

you have eaten
אָכַ֥לְתָּ (’ā·ḵal·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

and waste
וְ֝שִׁחַ֗תָּ (wə·ši·ḥa·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

your pleasant
הַנְּעִימִֽים׃ (han·nə·‘î·mîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5273: Pleasant, delightful

words.
דְּבָרֶ֥יךָ (də·ḇā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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