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Proverbs 25:15-28


15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded,
   and a soft tongue can break bones.
16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
   or else, having too much, you will vomit it.
17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbour’s house,
   otherwise the neighbour will become weary of you and hate you.
18 Like a war club, a sword, or a sharp arrow
   is one who bears false witness against a neighbour.
19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot
   is trust in a faithless person in time of trouble.
20 Like vinegar on a wound*
   is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
Like a moth in clothing or a worm in wood,
   sorrow gnaws at the human heart.*
21 If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat;
   and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink;
22 for you will heap coals of fire on their heads,
   and the Lord will reward you.
23 The north wind produces 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 wife.
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
   are the righteous who give way before the wicked.
27 It is not good to eat much honey,
   or to seek honour on top of honour.
28 Like a city breached, without walls,
   is one who lacks self-control.

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