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Proverbs 24:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 Whoever gives an honest answer
    kisses the lips.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 24:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 An honest answer
    is like a kiss on the lips.

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Proverbs 25:8-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

    do not hastily bring into court,[a]
for[b] what will you do in the end,
    when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Argue your case with your neighbor himself,
    and do not reveal another's secret,
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
    and your ill repute have no end.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:8 Or presence of a noble, as your eyes have seen. 8Do not go hastily out to court
  2. Proverbs 25:8 Hebrew or else
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Proverbs 25:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

    do not bring[a] hastily to court,
for what will you do in the end
    if your neighbor puts you to shame?

If you take your neighbor to court,
    do not betray another’s confidence,
10 or the one who hears it may shame you
    and the charge against you will stand.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:8 Or nobles / on whom you had set your eyes. / Do not go
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Proverbs 25:11-15 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 A word fitly spoken
    is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold
    is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
    is a faithful messenger to those who send him;
    he refreshes the soul of his masters.
14 Like clouds and wind without rain
    is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded,
    and a soft tongue will break a bone.

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Proverbs 25:11-15 New International Version (NIV)

11 Like apples[a] of gold in settings of silver
    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.

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.
14 Like clouds and wind without rain
    is one who boasts of gifts never given.

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
    and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:11 Or possibly apricots
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Proverbs 25:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart
    is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,
    and like vinegar on soda.

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Proverbs 25:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
    or like vinegar poured on a wound,
    is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

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Proverbs 26:4-5 English Standard Version (ESV)

Answer not a fool according to his folly,
    lest you be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
    lest he be wise in his own eyes.

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Proverbs 26:4-5 New International Version (NIV)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
    or he will be wise in his own eyes.

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Proverbs 26:17 English Standard Version (ESV)

17 Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own
    is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 26:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears
    is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.

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Proverbs 26:18-19 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death
19 is the man who deceives his neighbor
    and says, “I am only joking!”

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Proverbs 26:18-19 New International Version (NIV)

18 Like a maniac shooting
    flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”

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Proverbs 28:23 English Standard Version (ESV)

23 Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
    than he who flatters with his tongue.

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Proverbs 28:23 New International Version (NIV)

23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor
    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

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Proverbs 29:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 29:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

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