Proverbs 25:22
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New International Version
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

New Living Translation
You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you.

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

New American Standard Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

International Standard Version
For you'll be piling burning coals of shame on his head and the LORD will reward you.

NET Bible
for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when you do these things to him, you welcome coals of fire upon his head, and Lord Jehovah rewards you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[In this way] you will make him feel guilty and ashamed, and the LORD will reward you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou wilt heap coals of fire upon his head, And the LORD will reward thee.

New American Standard 1977
For you will heap burning coals on his head,
            And the LORD will reward you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For you shall heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward you.

American King James Version
For you shall heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD shall reward you.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and Jehovah shall 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.

World English Bible
for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and Yahweh will reward you.

Young's Literal Translation
For coals thou art putting on his head, And Jehovah giveth recompense to thee.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
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. 23The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.…
Word Study

For thou shalt heap
chathah  (khaw-thaw')
to lay hold of; especially to pick up fire -- heap, take (away).

coals of fire
gechel  (geh'-khel)
from an unused root meaning to glow or kindle; an ember -- (burning) coal.

upon his head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)

and the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

shall reward
shalam  (shaw-lam')
to be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate

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

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

2 Samuel 16:12
"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day."

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.
Treasury of Scripture

For you shall heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD shall reward you.

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

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Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it …

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

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