'Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'
Proverbs 9:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Stolen waters are sweet - I suppose this to be a proverbial mode of expression, importing that illicit pleasures are sweeter than those which are legal The meaning is easy to be discerned; and the conduct of multitudes shows that they are ruled by this adage. On it are built all the adulterous intercourses in the land.
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Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
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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...
Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed...
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Proverbs 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and said, I have done no wickedness.
2 Kings 5:24-27 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed...
Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Proverbs 9:17 Parallel CommentariesBread Delicious Drink Eaten Food Hidden Pleasant Pleasing Right Secrecy Secret Stolen Sweet Water WatersBread Delicious Drink Eaten Food Hidden Pleasant Pleasing Right Secrecy Secret Stolen Sweet Water WatersTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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