Proverbs 25:19-28 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is trust in a faithless person in time of trouble. 19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
20 Like vinegar on a wound 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. 20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
21 If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat; and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink; 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
22 for you will heap coals of fire on their heads, and the Lord will reward you. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
23 The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks. 23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife. 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. 25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain are the righteous who give way before the wicked. 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.
27 It is not good to eat much honey, or to seek honor on top of honor. 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
28 Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control. 28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.