Proverbs 25:19-28 NRS

19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is trust in a faithless person in time of trouble.
20 Like vinegar on a wound a is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. Like a moth in clothing or a worm in wood, sorrow gnaws at the human heart. b

References for Proverbs 25:20

    • ² 25:20 - Gk: Heb [Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, like vinegar on lye]
    • ³ 25:20 - Gk Syr Tg: Heb lacks [Like a moth . . . human heart]
      21 If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat; and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink;
      22 for you will heap coals of fire on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.
      23 The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
      24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife.
      25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
      26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain are the righteous who give way before the wicked.
      27 It is not good to eat much honey, or to seek honor on top of honor.
      28 Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control.