Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25:23-28

23   The north wind brings forth rain,
    and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
24   It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
    than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
25   Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
    so is good news from a far country.
26   Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain
    is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
27   It is not good to eat much honey,
    nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.1
28   A man without self-control
    is like a city broken into and left without walls.


[1] 25:27 The meaning of the Hebrew line is uncertain