Proverbs 9:17
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New International Version
"Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"

New Living Translation
"Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"

English Standard Version
“Stolen water is 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 Bible
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Holman Christian Standard 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."

NET Bible
"Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Stolen waters are sweet, and secret bread is pleasant”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is tasty."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Stolen waters are sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.'

New American Standard 1977
“Stolen water is sweet;
            And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

King James 2000 Bible
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

American King James Version
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

American Standard Version
Stolen waters are sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stolen waters are sweeter, and hid den bread is more pleasant.

Darby Bible Translation
Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread of secrecy is pleasant.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

World English Bible
"Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

Young's Literal Translation
'Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:13-18 How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
16"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says, 17"Stolen water is sweet; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant." 18But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:16
Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?

Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 20:17
Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Treasury of Scripture

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Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that …

Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner …

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 7:18-20 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace …

Proverbs 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, …

2 Kings 5:24-27 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and …

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