(for man or beast), especially bread
, or grain
(for making it).
; an untruth
; by implication a sham
to a man;
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
; properly the hind
part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after
(in various senses).
; the mouth
(as the means of blowing
), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech
); specifically edge
; adverbially (with preposition) according to
shall be filled
A primitive root, to fill
or (intransitively) be full
of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively).
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 1602
; properly something cutting
; hence gravel
); also (like H2671
) an arrow
_ _ Bread ... sweet either as unlawfully (Proverbs 9:17) or easily obtained.
_ _ mouth ... gravel well expresses the pain and grief given at last.
_ _ Note, 1. Sin may possibly be pleasant in the commission: Bread of deceit, wealth gotten by fraud, by lying and oppression, may be sweet to a man, and the more sweet for its being ill-gotten, such pleasure does the carnal mind take in the success of its wicked projects. All the pleasures and profits of sin are bread of deceit. They are stolen, for they are forbidden fruit; and they will deceive men, for they are not what they promise. For a time, however, they are rolled under the tongue as a sweet morsel, and the sinner blesses himself in them. But, 2. It will be bitter in reflection. Afterwards the sinner's mouth shall be filled with gravel. When his conscience is awakened, when he sees himself cheated, and becomes apprehensive of the wrath of God against him for his sin, how painful and uneasy then is the thought of it! The pleasures of sin are but for a season, and are succeeded with sorrow. Some nations have punished malefactors by mingling gravel with their bread.
- Heb. lying, or falsehood,
Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
- is sweet:
Proverbs 9:17-18 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant. ... But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
Genesis 3:6-7 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. ... And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Job 20:12-20 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, [though] he hide it under his tongue; ... Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Lamentations 3:15-16 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. ... He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
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