Proverbs 25:8-18 CSB

8 Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponenta humiliates you?

References for Proverbs 25:8

    • d 25:8 - Or neighbor
      9 Make your case with your opponentb without revealing another's secret;

      References for Proverbs 25:9

        • e 25:9 - Or neighbor
          10 otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.c d

          References for Proverbs 25:10

            • f 25:10 - Lit and your evil report will not turn back
            • g 25:10 - Pr 17:9; Mt 5:25
              11 A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray.e f

              References for Proverbs 25:11

                • h 25:11 - Or like apples of gold in settings of silver
                • i 25:11 - Pr 8:10; 15:23; 16:16
                  12 A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.
                  13 To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day; he refreshes the life of his masters.g

                  References for Proverbs 25:13

                    • j 25:13 - Pr 13:17; 16:24; 25:25
                      14 The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain.
                      15 A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.h

                      References for Proverbs 25:15

                        • k 25:15 - Pr 15:1; 16:32; Ec 10:4
                          16 If you find honey, eat only what you need; otherwise, you'll get sick from it and vomit.i

                          References for Proverbs 25:16

                              17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house; otherwise, he'll get sick of you and hate you.
                              18 A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.