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.

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 Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him: 17 “Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:17

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.

Proverbs 30:20

Such is the track of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no wickedness.

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.

2 Kings 5:24-27

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.

Proverbs 7:18-20

Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.

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.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which they do in secret.

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed.

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