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.
Darby Bible Translation
Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread of secrecy 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.'
Proverbs 9:17 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The besetting sin of all times and countries, the one great proof of the inherent corruption of man's nature. Pleasures are attractive because they are forbidden (compare Romans 7:7).
LibraryLetter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
To the Abbot of S. John at Chartres Bernard dissuades him from resigning his charge, and undertaking a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1. As regards the matters about which you were so good as to consult so humble a person as myself, I had at first determined not to reply. Not because I had any doubt what to say, but because it seemed to me unnecessary or even presumptuous to give counsel to a man of sense and wisdom. But considering that it usually happens that the greater number of persons of sense--or …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?
Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
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