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Proverbs 23:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Be not desirous of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful meat.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful food.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not crave his dainties, for, the same, are deceitful food.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it [is] lying food.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Be not desirous of his meats, in which is the bread of deceit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitfull meate.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— desire not his provisions; for these belong to a false life.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful meat.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Be not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
desirous 183
{0183} Prime
אָוַה
'avah
{aw-vaw'}
A primitive root; to wish for.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
of his dainties: 4303
{4303} Prime
מַטְעַם
mat`am
{mat-am'}
From H2938; a delicacy.
for they x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[are] deceitful 3577
{3577} Prime
כָּזָב
kazab
{kaw-zawb'}
From H3576; falsehood; literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol).
meat. 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 23:3

_ _ are deceitful meat — though well tasted, injurious.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 23:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 23:3

Deceitful — They do not yield thee that satisfaction which thou didst expect from them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 23:3

Be not desirous of his dainties: (c) for they [are] deceitful food.

(c) For often the rich when they bid their inferiors to their tables, it is not for the love they bear them, but for their own secret purposes.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Psalms 141:4 Incline not my heart to [any] evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
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