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Proverbs 25:19-28 (Revised Standard Version)

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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. 24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman. 25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. 27 It is not good to eat much honey, so be sparing of complimentary words. 28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
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