Proverbs 25:25
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New International Version
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

New Living Translation
Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty.

English Standard Version
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

New American Standard Bible
Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.

King James Bible
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Good news from a distant land is like cold water to a parched throat.

International Standard Version
Cold water to someone who is thirsty — that's what good news from a distant land is.

NET Bible
Like cold water to a weary person, so is good news from a distant land.

New Heart English Bible
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news that comes from a distant land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from far away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As cold waters to a faint soul, So is good news from a far country.

New American Standard 1977
Like cold water to a weary soul,
            So is good news from a distant land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

King James 2000 Bible
As cold water is to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

American King James Version
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

American Standard Version
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, So is good news from a far country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good tidings from a far country.

Darby Bible Translation
[As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

English Revised Version
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Webster's Bible Translation
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

World English Bible
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Young's Literal Translation
As cold waters for a weary soul, So is a good report from a far country.
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
24It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. 25Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land. 26Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:30
Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

Proverbs 25:26
Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Treasury of Scripture

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

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Genesis 21:16-19 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as …

Ecclesiastes 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the …

Ecclesiastes 2:3,6 I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart …

Judges 15:18,19 And he was sore thirsty, and called on the LORD, and said, You have …

2 Samuel 23:15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the …

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God…

Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for …

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Jeremiah 18:14 Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field?…

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, …

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

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