What are the meanings of “stolen,” “sweet,” and “secret” in Proverbs 9:17? How can they be pleasurable?

13 	A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
14 	For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 
15 	To call passengers who go right on their ways: 
16 	Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17 	Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 	But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell

Clarify Share Report Asked April 09 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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