Proverbs 25:21
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New International Version
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

New Living Translation
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.

English Standard Version
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

New American Standard Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

King James Bible
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

International Standard Version
If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.

NET Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

New Heart English Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If your enemy hungers, feed him, and if he thirsts, give him drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If your enemy is hungry, give him some food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him some water to drink.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;

New American Standard 1977
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
            And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thy enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

King James 2000 Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

American King James Version
If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

American Standard Version
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat: if he thirst, give him water to drink:

Darby Bible Translation
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

English Revised Version
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Webster's Bible Translation
If thy enemy shall hunger, give him bread to eat; and if he shall thirst, give him water to drink:

World English Bible
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

Young's Literal Translation
If he who is hating thee doth hunger, cause him to eat bread, And if he thirst, cause him to drink water.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:19. Confidence in an unfaithful man is painful and vexatious; when we put any stress on him, he not only fails, but makes us feel for it. 20. We take a wrong course if we think to relieve those in sorrow by endeavouring to make them merry. 21,22. The precept to love even our enemies is an Old Testament commandment. Our Saviour has shown his own great example in loving us when we were enemies. 23. Slanders would not be so readily spoken, if they were not readily heard. Sin, if it receives any check, becomes cowardly. 24. It is better to be alone, than to be joined to one who is a hinderance to the comfort of life. 25. Heaven is a country afar off; how refreshing is good news from thence, in the everlasting gospel, which signifies glad tidings, and in the witness of the Spirit with our spirits that we are God's children! 26. When the righteous are led into sin, it is as hurtful as if the public fountains were poisoned. 27. We must be, through grace, dead to the pleasures of sense, and also to the praises of men. 28. The man who has no command over his anger, is easily robbed of peace. Let us give up ourselves to the Lord, and pray him to put his Spirit within us, and cause us to walk in his statutes.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
20Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart. 21If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Romans 12:20
On the contrary, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head."

Exodus 23:4
"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

Exodus 23:5
"If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.

2 Kings 6:22
He answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you kill those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."

2 Chronicles 28:15
Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.

Proverbs 25:20
Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
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