or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
References for Proverbs 25:11
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
References for Proverbs 25:12
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.
References for Proverbs 25:13
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
References for Proverbs 25:15
If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.
References for Proverbs 25:16
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house— too much of you, and they will hate you.
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.
References for Proverbs 25:18
Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.