Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References


Proverbs 20:17
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Proverbs 23:31
Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.
Genesis 3:6
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes, and a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.
Romans 7:8
Then sin, when there was occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of lust. For without the law sin was as if it were dormant.
James 1:14
But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed.

Eaten in secret

Proverbs 7:18
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.
Proverbs 30:20
Such is the track of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no wickedness.
2 Kings 5:24
And when he came to a secret place, 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 a shame even to speak of those things which they do in secret.

General references

Leviticus 15:20
And everything that she lies upon in her separation shall be unclean; everything also that she sits upon shall be unclean.
Proverbs 1:18
And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.
Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Proverbs 9:5
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.