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"Stolen water is sweeter. Stolen bread tastes better."
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And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Proverbs 20:17 The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Proverbs 23:31,32 Look not upon the wine when it is yellow, when the colour thereof shineth in the glass: it goeth in pleasantly, . . .
Genesis 3:6 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat.
Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. . . .
eaten in secret
Proverbs 7:18-20 For my husband is not at home, he is gone a very long journey. . . .
Proverbs 30:20 Such also is the way of an adulterous woman, who eateth and wipeth her mouth, and saith: I have done no evil.
2 Kings 5:24-27 And when he was come, and now it was the evening, he took them from their hands, and laid them up in the house, and sent the men away, and they departed. . . .
Ephesians 5:12 For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
ContextThe Way of Folly
…16Stolen waters are sweeter, and hidden bread is more pleasant. 17And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.18A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.…
Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.
Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn: let her breasts inebriate thee at all times: be thou delighted continually with her love.
The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
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