Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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 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 The simple one, let him turn in here. And to one lacking heart, she says to him, 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. 18 But he does not know that the dead are there; her guests are in the depths of hell.



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 color in the cup, when it goes down smoothly

Proverbs 30:20

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

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasing to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make wise, she took of its fruit, and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

2 Kings 5:24-27

And he came to the hill, and he took from their hand and stowed 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 caresses.

Romans 7:8

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all kinds of lust. For apart from law sin was dead.

Ephesians 5:12

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

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted by his lusts, being drawn away and seduced by them.

King James Version Public Domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

American Standard Version Public Domain

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain