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11 The right ruling at the right time
    is like golden apples in silver jewelry.

12 A wise judge’s warning to a listening ear
    is like a gold earring or jewelry made of fine gold.

13 A messenger trusted by the one who sends him
    is like a drink cooled by snow at harvest time.
    He renews the spirit 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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