7 The full soul loatheth [1] an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:7

New International Version

7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

English Standard Version

7 One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

The Message

7 When you've stuffed yourself, you refuse dessert; when you're starved, you could eat a horse.

New King James Version

7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

New Living Translation

7 A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:7

Commentary on Proverbs 27:7

(Read Proverbs 27:7)

The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus.