Proverbs 9:17
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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.'

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Barnes' 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).

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Library
Letter 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
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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.

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