Proverbs 25:23

“The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The North winde driueth away raine: so doeth an angrie countenance a backbiting tongue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The north wind bringeth forth rain: So doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.
- Basic English Bible

The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
- Darby Bible

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
- Webster's Bible

The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.
- World English Bible

A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue -- indignant faces.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The north wind bringeth forth rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.

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