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As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Proverbs 25:13,20 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters...
as smoke. As the acidity of vinegar causes the unpleasantness and pain to the teeth, and by softening and dissolving alkali of the bone, impairs their texture, and renders them incapable of mastication; and as smoke, by irritating the tender vessels, causes the eyes to smart, and prevents distinct vision; so a sluggish messenger is a continual vexation and loss to those by whom he is employed.
Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...
Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not...
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Strong's ConcordanceAs vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that send him.
Topical BibleAcid Drink Hater Lazy Sending Slothful Sluggard Smoke Teeth Vinegar
Proverbs Chapter 10 Verse 26
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OT Poetry: Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth and as (Prov. Pro Pr)