New American Standard Bible
The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
King James Bible
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Darby Bible Translation
The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
World English Bible
The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.
Young's Literal Translation
A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue -- indignant faces.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The marginal reading is far more accurate and gives a better sense. The northwest wind in Palestine commonly brings rain, and this was probably in the thought of the writer.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
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Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
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