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11 ¶ A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver.

12 As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

13 ¶ As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those that send him, for he refreshes the soul of his master.

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11 Like apples[a] of gold in settings of silver(A)
    is a ruling rightly given.
12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
    is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.(B)

13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
    is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
    he refreshes the spirit of his master.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 25:11 Or possibly apricots

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