Proverbs 25:15-25 NIV

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,1 and a gentle tongue can break a bone.2

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16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.3

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      17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you.
      18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.4

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      19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
      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.
      21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
      22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals5 on his head, and the LORD will reward you.6

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      23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
      24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.7

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      25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.8

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