List of this verse from several Bibles


Acquire Truth and Wisdom proverbs 23

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ανδρί                βασκάνω
[2 man             1 a bewitching],

King James Bible (the most commonly used Bible)

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

(my emphasis in red)

Douay-Rheims Bible (favorite of Catholics)

Eat not with an envious man, and desire not his meats:

Hebrew Transliteration Strong’s English
אַל־ al- 408 not
תִּלְחַ֗ם til·cham 3898 eat
אֶת־ et- 853
לֶ֭חֶם le·chem 3899 the bread
רַ֣ע ra 7451 man
עָ֑יִן a·yin; 5869 eye
וְאַל־ ve·’al- 408 nay
[תִּתְאָו tit·’av
כ] ch
(תִּ֝תְאָ֗יו tit·’av 183 desire
ק) k
לְמַטְעַמֹּתָֽיו׃ le·mat·’am·mo·tav. 4303 his delicacies

Again evil eye in proverbs 28:22

New International Version (©1984)
A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.

New Living Translation (©2007)
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty.

English Standard Version (©2001)
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
A stingy person is in a hurry to get rich, not realizing that poverty is about to overtake him.

King James Bible
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

American King James Version
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

American Standard Version
he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Bible in Basic English
He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man, that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.

English Revised Version
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Webster’s Bible Translation
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

World English Bible
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn’t know that poverty waits for him.

Young’s Literal Translation
Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.

now this seems strange to me, i could be just a whack job conspiracy nut finding connections where there aren’t any…

however, I have been using a bible comparison program to go through the Catholic style Bibles alongside the King James version so that i can understand the various schisms of the church, so that i can strive to find the true original bible (or at least get as close as i can to understanding God’s Will)

and i find it strange that i keep coming across things that seem to do with the evil eye, and things about giving gifts and the rich

check out this from Douay-Rheims Bible

Proverbs 22:9

He that is inclined to mercy shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.

King James Bible
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

see there it is again, reference to an eye, now it’s bountiful eye so it’s probably the direct opposite of the evil eye mentioned in the other verses

and then we have   “but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.”

where is that in the King James?

if you look at the comparisons of Proverbs 22:9

NONE of the other bibles have anything about carrieth away the souls

In the future i will be digging into the Hebrew and Greek as original as possible, versions of the bible to see why these verses are different, what are the original words used

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Proverbs 22 Interlinear Bible

23:6 μη
23:6 Do not

dine with
1a bewitching],
βρωμάτων αυτού
his foods;