Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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 says to him, 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. 18 But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of the grave.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:17

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

Proverbs 30:20

This is the way 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 pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

2 Kings 5:24-27

And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and put 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 delight ourselves with love.

Romans 7:8

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness. For without the law sin was dead.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

James 1:14-15

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

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