Proverbs 25:21

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

Read Proverbs 25:21 Using Other Translations

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.

What does Proverbs 25:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 25:21

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat
Which includes all manner of food; whatever persons may have in their houses, that they should bring out and feed the hungry with, even though an enemy; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;
which was what was usually and in common drank in those countries. These two, bread and water, take in all the necessaries of life; and giving them is expressive of all acts of beneficence and humanity to be performed to enemies; see ( 2 Kings 6:22 ) ; or "drink to him", so Pagninus and Montanus; which is still more expressive of respect and kindness.

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