Proverbs 23:8

8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.

Read Proverbs 23:8 Using Other Translations

The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words.
You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.

What does Proverbs 23:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 23:8

The morsel [which] thou hast eaten, shalt thou vomit up
It shall turn in thy stomach, thou shall not be able to keep it, when thou understandest thou art not welcome; or thou wilt wish thou hadst never eaten a bit, or that thou couldest vomit up what thou hast; so disagreeable is the thought of being unwelcome, or when this appears to be the case; and lose thy sweet words;
expressed in thankfulness to the master of the feast, in praise of his food, in pleasantry with him, and the other guests at table; all which are repented of when a man finds he is not welcome.

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