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.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
The north wind brings forth rain; and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
It is not good to eat much honey, so be sparing of complimentary words.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)