Proverbs 25:13-23 (Revised Standard Version)

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13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, he refreshes the spirit of his masters. 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. 15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone. 16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you be sated with it and vomit it. 17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you. 18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. 19 Trust in a faithless man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. 20 He who sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on a wound. 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you. 23 The north wind brings forth rain; and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
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