13As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, [so is] a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. 14Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain. 15By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.16Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. 17Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and [so] hate thee.