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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 25:25


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 25:25

    As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

    World English Bible

    Like
    cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 25:25

    As
    cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good tidings from a far country.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    As
    cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

    Original Hebrew

    מים
    4325 קרים 7119 על 5921 נפשׁ 5315 עיפה 5889 ושׁמועה 8052 טובה 2896 מארץ 776 מרחק׃ 4801

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    VERSE (25) -
    Ge 21:16-19 Ex 17:2,3,6 Jud 15:18,19 2Sa 23:15 Ps 42:1,2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 25:25

    ¶ Como el agua fría al alma sedienta, así son las buenas nuevas de lejanas tierras.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 25. [As]
    cold waters to a thirsty soul , etc.] Water is naturally cold; and is by classic writers expressed by “cold” itself f701 , and is very refreshing to one athirst through heat: or, “to a weary soul” f702 ; to one wearied with labour; or to a traveller weary with travelling, especially in hot countries, as in the deserts of Arabia, or in places where it is rare to meet with a brook, stream, or fountain of water; which, when he does, it is exceeding pleasant and agreeable to him; so [is] good news from a far country ; so acceptable is it to hear from a friend in a distant part of the world, and particularly to hear good news of him. Such is the Gospel; it is good news, and glad tidings of good things; it brings the good news of the grace, and favour, and good will of God to men; of his appointment and provision of a Saviour for them; of the incarnation of Christ; of salvation being wrought out by him for the chief of sinners, which is free, full, and for ever; and of peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life, through him, And this comes “from a far country”; from heaven, the better country than Canaan, which was a type of it, or any country in this world, and which is afar from hence; the Gospel comes from God in heaven, and it is a report concerning that; it is good news to saints, of an estate they have there, an inheritance, a house, a city and kingdom prepared for them there: this news is brought by the prophets of the Old Testament, who diligently inquired of salvation by Christ; by the angels at Christ’s incarnation; by John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ; by Christ himself, who was anointed to preach good tidings to the meek; and by his apostles, and all the faithful ministers of the word: and the message they bring is good news; not to carnal and self-righteous persons, but to sensible sinners; and to them it is as cold waters to a weary or thirsty soul; it assuages the heat of the law, and the wrath that works in the conscience; it quenches the thirst of carnal things, and after a man’s own righteousness; it revives and refreshes his weary drooping spirits, and fills him with a joy unspeakable and full of glory; as Jacob’s spirits were revived on hearing the good news of Joseph, ( Genesis 45:26-28).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 25 -
    Heaven is a country afar off; how refreshing is good news from thence in the everlasting gospel, which signifies glad tidings, and in the witness of the Spirit with our spirits that we are God's children!


    Original Hebrew

    מים 4325 קרים 7119 על 5921 נפשׁ 5315 עיפה 5889 ושׁמועה 8052 טובה 2896 מארץ 776 מרחק׃ 4801


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