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Proverbs 25:22

    Proverbs 25:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you shall heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD shall reward you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou wilt heap coals of fire upon his head, And Jehovah will reward thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For so you will put coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will give you your reward.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou wilt heap coals of fire upon his head, And Jehovah will reward thee.

    World English Bible

    for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and Yahweh will reward you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:22

    Thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head - Not to consume, but to melt him into kindness; a metaphor taken from smelting metallic ores: -

    So artists melt the sullen ore of lead,

    By heaping coals of fire upon its head:

    In the kind warmth the metal learns to glow,

    And pure from dross the silver runs below.

    S. Wesley.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:22

    25:22 For - In so doing, which words are expressed Rom 12:20, where this text is quoted. Thou shalt melt him into repentance, and love.