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The piece of bread you ate, you will vomit,
and you have ruined your pleasant words. Bible

“have ruined.” The Hebrew word is shachat (#07843 שָׁחַת), and it means to ruin, spoil, wipe out. In this context “have wasted” seems to be the sense (cp. NIDOT). The HALOT Hebrew-English lexicon has “ineffective,” which would yield a meaning such as, “your pleasant words have been ineffective.”


Commentary for: Proverbs 23:8