Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Stolen water is sweet; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant."

King James Version

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Holman Bible

“Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten secretly is tasty!”

International Standard Version

"Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious."

A Conservative Version

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread in secret is pleasant.

American Standard Version

Stolen waters are sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Amplified

Stolen waters (pleasures) are sweet [because they are forbidden]; and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Bible in Basic English

Drink taken without right is sweet, and food in secret is pleasing.

Darby Translation

Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread of secrecy is pleasant.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Julia Smith Translation

Stolen waters will be sweet, and the bread of secrets shall be pleasant

King James 2000

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Stolen waters are sweet, and bread of secrecy is pleasant."

Modern King James verseion

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread that is privily eaten, hath a good taste."

NET Bible

"Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!"

New Heart English Bible

"Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

The Emphasized Bible

Stolen waters, will be sweet, - and a secret meal, will be pleasant;

Webster

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

World English Bible

"Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

Youngs Literal Translation

'Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּנב 
Ganab 
Usage: 40

מתק 
Mathaq 
Usage: 5

and bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Foolishness' Banquet

16 "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says, 17 "Stolen water is sweet; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant." 18 But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

Proverbs 30:20

This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong."

Genesis 3:6

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

2 Kings 5:24-27

When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and deposited them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed.

Proverbs 7:18-20

"Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.

Romans 7:8

But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

Ephesians 5:12

for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.

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