Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread that is privily eaten, hath a good taste."

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.

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 "Who so is ignorant," sayeth she, "let him come hither." And to the unwise she sayeth, 17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread that is privily eaten, hath a good taste." 18 But they consider not that death is there, and that her guests go down to hell.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:17

Every man liketh the bread that is gotten in deceit; but at the last his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 23:31-32

Look not thou upon the wine, how red it is, and what a color it giveth in the glass.

Proverbs 30:20

Such is the way also of a wife that breaketh wedlock, which wipeth her mouth like as when she hath eaten, and sayeth, "As for me, I have done no harm."

Genesis 3:6

And the woman saw that it was a good tree to eat of, and lusty unto the eyes, and a pleasant tree for to make wise. And took of the fruit of it and ate, and gave unto her husband also with her, and he ate.

2 Kings 5:24-27

And he went in the dark and took it of their hands and bestowed it in the house, and let the men go, and they departed.

Proverbs 7:18-20

Come, let us lie together, and take our pleasure till it be daylight.

Romans 7:8

But sin took an occasion by the means of the commandment, and wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For verily, without the law sin was dead.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is shame even to name those things which are done of them in secret:

James 1:14-15

But every man is tempted, drawn away, and enticed of his own concupiscence.

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