Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.
References for Proverbs 25:20
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the will reward you.
As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!
It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty.
If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.
It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.