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Proverbs 25:9-11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Make your case with your opponent[a]
without revealing another’s secret;
10 otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you,
and you’ll never live it down.[b]

11 A word spoken at the right time
is like gold apples on a silver tray.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:9 Or neighbor
  2. Proverbs 25:10 Lit and your evil report will not turn back
  3. Proverbs 25:11 Or like apples of gold in settings of silver

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