Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 25:19-28

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Proverbs 25:19-28

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