Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,1 and a gentle tongue can break a bone.2
References for Proverbs 25:15
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.3
References for Proverbs 25:16
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you.
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.4
References for Proverbs 25:18
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
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.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals5 on his head, and the LORD will reward you.6
References for Proverbs 25:22
As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.7
References for Proverbs 25:24