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Proverbs 25:16

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When you find 1  honey, eat only what is sufficient for you, lest you become stuffed 2  with it and vomit it up. 3 

XREF

Jud 14:8,9; 1Sa 14:25-27; Pr 23:8; Pr 24:13,14; Pr 25:27; Isa 7:15,22; Lu 21:34; Eph 5:18

NET © Notes

tn The verse simply begins “you have found honey.” Some turn this into an interrogative clause for the condition laid down (cf. KJV, ASV, NASB, NLT); most make the form in some way subordinate to the following instruction: “when you find…eat.”

tn The verb means “to be satisfied; to be sated; to be filled.” Here it means more than satisfied, since it describes one who overindulges and becomes sick. The English verb “stuffed” conveys this idea well.

sn The proverb warns that anything overindulged in can become sickening. The verse uses formal parallelism to express first the condition and then its consequences. It teaches that moderation is wise in the pleasures of life.



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