Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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!”

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.

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, turn in here!" And to anyone lacking sense, she says, 17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious." 18 But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:17

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but later his mouth will be full of gravel.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Proverbs 30:20

This is what an immoral woman is like: she eats, wipes her mouth, then says "I've done nothing wrong."

Genesis 3:6

When the woman saw that the tree produced good food, was attractive in appearance, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too.

2 Kings 5:24-27

When he arrived at the stronghold, Gehazi took the bags from their custody and hid them away in the house. Then he sent the men away and they left.

Proverbs 7:18-20

Come, let's make love until dawn; let's comfort ourselves with love,

Romans 7:8

But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is shameful even to mention what is done by these disobedient people in secret.

James 1:14-15

Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire, being lured and trapped by it.

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