Proverbs 25:20

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As hee that taketh away a garment in cold weather; and as vineger vpon nitre; so is he that singeth songs to an heauy heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`As' one that taketh off a garment in cold weather, `and as' vinegar upon soda, So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like one who takes off clothing in cold weather and like acid on a wound, is he who makes melody to a sad heart.
- Basic English Bible

[As] he that taketh off a garment in cold weather, [and as] vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a sad heart.
- Darby Bible

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre; so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.
- Webster's Bible

As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
- World English Bible

Whoso is taking away a garment in a cold day, [Is as] vinegar on nitre, And a singer of songs on a sad heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As one that taketh off a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:20


25:20 As vinegar - Which dissolves the nitre, and makes it useless and ineffectual.


Discussion for Proverbs 25:20

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