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Proverbs 25:11-21 (English Standard Version)

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11 1A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. 12 Like 2a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to 3a listening ear. 13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is 4a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters. 14 Like 5clouds and wind without rain is a man who 6boasts of a gift he does not give. 15 With 7patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone. 16 If you have 8found honey, eat 9only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. 17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you. 18 A man who 10bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or 11a sword, or a sharp arrow. 19 Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. 20 Whoever 12sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda. 21 13If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
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