As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wisereprover upon an obedientear.13
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithfulmessenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.14Whosoboasteth himself of a falsegift is like clouds and wind without rain.15
By longforbearing is a princepersuaded , and a softtonguebreaketh the bone.16
Hast thou foundhoney?eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
17Withdrawa thy foot from thy neighbour'shouse; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
A man that bearethfalsewitness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharparrow.19Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a brokentooth, and a foot out of joint.20
As he that taketh away a garment in coldweather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singethsongs to an heavyheart.21
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat ; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink :
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.