Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 20:17
Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Genesis 3:6
And 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 to be desired to make wise, she took of the fruit of it, and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and h
Romans 7:8
But sin, having taken opportunity through the commandment, wrought in me every evil desire, for apart from law sin is dead.
James 1:14
But each man is tempted by his own lust, being drawn away and enticed.

Eaten in secret

Proverbs 7:18
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning. Let us solace ourselves with love.
Proverbs 30:20
So is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no iniquity.
2 Kings 5:24
And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house, and he let the men go, and they departed.
Ephesians 5:12
For it is disgusting even to speak of the things happening by them secretly.

General references

Leviticus 15:20
And everything that she lays upon in her impurity shall be unclean. Also everything that she sits upon shall be unclean.
Proverbs 1:18
and these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Proverbs 9:5
Come, eat ye of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.