Proverbs 25:22
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English Standard Version
for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

King James Bible
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

American Standard Version
For thou wilt heap coals of fire upon his head, And Jehovah will reward thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou shalt heap hot coals upon his head, and the Lord will reward thee.

English Revised Version
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD will reward thee.

Proverbs 25:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Another way of showing self-control:

Hast thou found honey? eat thy enough,

Lest thou be surfeited with it, and vomit it up.

Honey is pleasant, salutary, and thus to be eaten sparingly, Proverbs 24:13, but ne quid nimis. Too much is unwholesome, 27a: αὐτοῦ καὶ μέλιτος τὸ πλέον ἐστὶ χολή, i.e., even honey enjoyed immoderately is as bitter as gall; or, as Freidank says: des honges seze erdruizet s mans ze viel geniuzet [the sweetness of honey offends when one partakes too much of it]. Eat if thou hast found any in the forest or the mountains, דּיּךּ, thy enough (lxx τὸ ἱκανόν; the Venet. τὸ ἀρκοῦν σοι), i.e., as much as appeases thine appetite, that thou mayest not become surfeited and vomit it out (והקאתו with Tsere, and א quiesc., as at 2 Samuel 14:10; vid., Michlol 116a, and Parchon under קוא). Fleischer, Ewald, Hitzig, and others, place Proverbs 25:16 and Proverbs 25:17 together, so as to form an emblematic tetrastich; but he who is surfeited is certainly, in Proverbs 25:16, he who willingly enjoys, and in 17, he to whom it is given to enjoy without his will; and is not, then, Proverbs 25:16 a sentence complete in itself in meaning? That it is not to be understood in a purely dietetic sense (although thus interpreted it is a rule not to be despised), is self-evident. As one can suffer injury from the noblest of food if he overload his stomach therewith, so in the sphere of science, instruction, edification, there is an injurious overloading of the mind; we ought to measure what we receive by our spiritual want, the right distribution of enjoyment and labour, and the degree of our ability to change it in succum et sanguinem, - else it at last awakens in us dislike, and becomes an evil to us.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for or not to consume but to melt him into kindness; a metaphor taken from smelting ores

the lord

2 Samuel 16:12 It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

1 Corinthians 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

Cross References
Matthew 6:4
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

2 Samuel 16:12
It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today."

2 Chronicles 28:15
And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria.

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