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.
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 coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
References for Proverbs 25:22
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
References for Proverbs 25:24
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
References for Proverbs 25:25