Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 25:11-21

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Proverbs 25:11-21

RSV 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. NIV 11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. RSV 12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. NIV 12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear. RSV 13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, he refreshes the spirit of his masters. NIV 13 Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters. RSV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. NIV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. RSV 15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone. NIV 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. RSV 16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you be sated with it and vomit it. NIV 16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit. RSV 17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you. NIV 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you. RSV 18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. NIV 18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor. RSV 19 Trust in a faithless man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. NIV 19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. RSV 20 He who sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on a wound. NIV 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. RSV 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; NIV 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.