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Proverbs 20:17

17  zBread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,

but afterward his mouth will be full of agravel.

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Proverbs 20:17 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,

but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man;

But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Stolen bread tastes sweet,

but it turns to gravel in the mouth.

Proverbs 20:17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,

But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 Stolen food may taste sweet at first,

but later it will feel like a mouth full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man;

But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 Food gained dishonestly tastes sweet to a person, 

but afterwards his mouth will be filled with gravel. 

Proverbs 20:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man,

but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet,

but afterward the mouth will be full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet for the man,

but afterward, his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 Food gained by cheating tastes sweet to a man.

But he will end up with a mouth full of sand.

Proverbs 20:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,

But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.