New American Standard Bible
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
King James Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Darby Bible Translation
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.
World English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.
Proverbs 25:12 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The theme of this proverb being the same as that of Proverbs 25:11, its occurrence suggests the thought that rings used as ornaments for ears, or nose, or forehead, and other trinkets formed part of the works of art spoken of in the foregoing note, and that the king had something at once pointed and wise to say of each of them.
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 …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."
Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
2 Samuel 1:24
"O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.
"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
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