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Proverbs 27:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The full soul lotheth a honey-comb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The full soul trampleth on a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The surfeited soul, trampleth upon droppings from the comb, but, to the hungry soul, every bitter thing, is sweet.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And [to] a hungry soul every bitter thing [is] sweet.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb: and a soul that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The full soule loatheth an honie combe: but to the hungry soule euery bitter thing is sweete.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A full soul scorns honeycombs; but to a hungry soul even bitter things appear sweet.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The full 7649
{7649} Prime
שָׂבֵעַ
sabea`
{saw-bay'-ah}
From H7646; satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense).
soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
loatheth 947
{0947} Prime
בּוּס
buwc
{boos}
A primitive root; to trample (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
an honeycomb; 5317
{5317} Prime
נֹפֶת
nopheth
{no'-feth}
From H5130 in the sense of shaking to pieces; a dripping that is, of honey (from the comb).
but to the hungry 7457
{7457} Prime
רָעֵב
ra`eb
{raw-abe'}
From H7456; hungry (more or less intensely).
soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
bitter thing 4751
{4751} Prime
מַר
mar
{mar}
From H4843; bitter (literally or figuratively); also (as noun) bitterness, or (adverbially) bitterly.
is sweet. 4966
{4966} Prime
מָתוֹק
mathowq
{maw-thoke'}
From H4985; sweet.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 27:7

_ _ The luxury of wealth confers less happiness than the healthy appetite of labor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 27:7

_ _ Solomon here, as often in this book, shows that the poor have in some respects the advantage of the rich; for, 1. They have a better relish of their enjoyments than the rich have. Hunger is the best sauce. Coarse fare, with a good appetite to it has a sensible pleasantness in it, which those are strangers to whose hearts are overcharged with surfeiting. Those that fare sumptuously every day nauseate even delicate food, as the Israelites did the quails; whereas those that have no more than their necessary food, though it be such as the full soul would call bitter, to them it is sweet; they eat it with pleasure, digest it, and are refreshed by it. 2. They are more thankful for their enjoyments: The hungry will bless God for bread and water, while those that are full think the greatest dainties and varieties scarcely worth giving thanks for. The virgin Mary seems to refer to this when she says (Luke 1:53), The hungry, who know how to value God's blessings, are filled with good things, but the rich, who despise them, are justly sent empty away.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Numbers 11:4-9 And the mixt multitude that [was] among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? ... And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
Numbers 11:18-20 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for [it was] well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat. ... [But] even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which [is] among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
Numbers 21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for [there is] no bread, neither [is there any] water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

loatheth:
Heb. treadeth under foot

to:

Job 6:7 The things [that] my soul refused to touch [are] as my sorrowful meat.
Luke 15:16-17 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. ... And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
John 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
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