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"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used

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