New Living Translation
"Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:17 Sweet - From the difficulty of obtaining them; and because the very prohibition renders them more grateful to corrupt nature.
LibraryAn Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the …
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.
The Gospel Feast
Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone?
Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth.
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