New King James Version
15 (C)By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,
And a gentle tongue breaks a bone.
16 Have you found honey?
Eat only as much as you need,
Lest you be filled with it and vomit.
17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house,
Lest he become weary of you and hate you.
18 (D)A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
Is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow.
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble
Is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint.
20 Like one who takes away a garment in cold weather,
And like vinegar on soda,
Is one who (E)sings songs to a heavy heart.
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
And (H)a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
24 (I)It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop,
Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
25 As cold water to a weary soul,
So is (J)good news from a far country.
26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked
Is like a murky spring and a [a]polluted well.
27 It is not good to eat much honey;
So (K)to seek one’s own glory is not glory.
28 (L)Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
Is like a city broken down, without walls.
- Proverbs 25:26 ruined