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Proverbs 25:11–13

11 A word fitly hspoken is like apples of gold

In settings of silver.

12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold

Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.

13 iLike the cold of snow in time of harvest

Is a faithful messenger to those who send him,

For he refreshes the soul of his masters.

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Proverbs 25:11–13 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver

is a ruling rightly given.

12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold

is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time

is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;

he refreshes the spirit of his master.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — English Standard Version (ESV)

11 A word fitly spoken

is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold

is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest

is a faithful messenger to those who send him;

he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 A word fitly spoken

Is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,

So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

13 As 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.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Timely advice is lovely,

like golden apples in a silver basket.

12 To one who listens, valid criticism

is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.

13 Trustworthy messengers refresh like snow in summer.

They revive the spirit of their employer.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 The right word spoken at the right time

is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.

12 A wise warning to someone who will listen

is as valuable as gold earrings or fine gold jewelry.

13 Trustworthy messengers refresh those who send them,

like the coolness of snow in the summertime.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

11 A word fitly spoken

Is like apples of gold in network of silver.

12 As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,

So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

13 As 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.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season. 12 An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

13 As 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.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Like golden apples in silver settings,

so is a word spoken at the right time.

12 Like a gold ring and a fine gold ornament,

so is constructive criticism to the ear of one who listens.

13 Like the coolness of snow on a harvest day,

so is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him:

He refreshes his masters.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 A word spoken at the right time

is like gold apples on a silver tray.

12 A wise correction to a receptive ear

is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

13 To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger

is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day;

he refreshes the life of his masters.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 A word fitly spoken

is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold

is a wise rebuke to a listening ear.

13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest

are faithful messengers to those who send them;

they refresh the spirit of their masters.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Apples of gold in a setting of silver

is a matter spoken at its proper time.

12 A ring of gold and an ornament of fine gold

is a rebuke of the wise to the ear of a listener.

13 Like the cold of snow on a day of harvest

is a faithful messenger to those who send him,

and the soul of his master is refreshed.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

11 The right word at the right time

is like golden apples in silver jewelry.

12 A wise person’s warning to a listening ear

is like a gold earring or jewelry made of fine gold.

13 A messenger trusted by those who send him

is like cool snow at harvest time.

He renews the spirit of his masters.

Proverbs 25:11–13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver

Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold

Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest

Is a faithful messenger to those who send him,

For he refreshes the soul of his masters.