Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 25:4-5; Proverbs 25:21-22
Proverbs 25:4-5; Proverbs 25:21-22 (New International Version)
Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith;
remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
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