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Proverbs 25:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As the cold of snow in the day of harvest, is a faithful messenger to them who send him,—when, the life of his masters, he restoreth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As a vessel of snow in a day of harvest, [So is] a faithful ambassador to those sending him, And the soul of his masters he refresheth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As the cold of snow in the time of haruest, so [is] a faithfull messenger to them that send him: for hee refresheth the soule of his masters.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As a fall of snow in the time of harvest is good against heat, so a faithful messenger [refreshes] those that send him; for he helps the souls of his employers.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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 adonim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As the cold 6793
{6793} Prime
צִנָּה
tsinnah
{tsin-naw'}
Feminine of H6791; a hook (as pointed); also a (large) shield (as if guarding by prickliness); also cold (as piercing).
of snow 7950
{7950} Prime
שֶׁלֶג
sheleg
{sheh'-leg}
From H7949; snow (probably from its whiteness).
in the time 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of harvest, 7105
{7105} Prime
קָצִיר
qatsiyr
{kaw-tseer'}
From H7114; severed, that is, harvest (as reaped), the crop, the time, the reaper, or figuratively; also a limb (of a tree, or simply foliage).
[so is] a faithful 539
{0539} Prime
אָמַן
'aman
{aw-man'}
A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541) to go to the right hand.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
messenger 6735
{6735} Prime
צִיר
tsiyr
{tseer}
From H6696; a hinge (as pressed in turning); also a throe (as a physical or mental pressure); also a herald or errand doer (as constrained by the principal).
to them that send 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
him: for he refresheth 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
of his nm אֲדֹנִים. 113
{0113} Prime
אָדוֹן
'adown
{aw-done'}
From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:13

_ _ Snow from mountains was used to cool drinks; so refreshing is a faithful messenger (Proverbs 13:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:13

_ _ See here, 1. What ought to be the care of a servant, the meanest that is sent on an errand and entrusted with any business, much more the greatest, the agent and ambassador of a prince; he ought to be faithful to him that sends him, and to see to it that he do not, by mistake or with design, falsify his trust, and that he be in nothing that lies in his power wanting to his master's interest. Those that act as factors, by commission, ought to act as carefully as for themselves. 2. How much this will be the satisfaction of the master; it will refresh his soul as much as ever the cold of snow (which is hot countries they preserve by art all the year round) refreshed the labourers in the harvest, that bore the burden and heat of the day. The more important the affair was, and the more fear of its miscarrying, the more acceptable is the messenger, if he have managed it successfully and well. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us (Job 33:23); however, he will be a sweet savour to God, 2 Corinthians 2:15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 25:13

Cold of snow — As drink cooled with ice or snow, as is usual in hot countries.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 25:13

As the cold of snow (i) in the time of harvest, [so is] a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

(i) In the time of great heat, when men desire cold.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 25:25 [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from a far country.
Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health.
Proverbs 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, [and] drinketh damage.
Philippians 2:25-30 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. ... Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
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Job.38:22
God asks us if we have known the teasurses of snow,
snow,repsents the word. Those of us that will confrom to the image of the true Christ (Jesus is the word) will suffer it is thru suffering we learn to obey.
Pr.27:7
Those hungry for truth even the bitter things things in God's word become sweet.
suffering is bitter for those who love falsehood. Suffering is sweet for those who long to confrom to the true Christ image.

pr.25:13/pr.25:25
I see the church as GOD'S messagers. The harvest is the end of the world. We must be faithful in proclaiming the true gospel. Just as we are called to delight in God were told God delights in us. Also as the word of God strenghtens and refines us as fire God is also refeshen by us (the church) being faithful to his written word.

- charlie (12/19/2011 2:01:02 PM)
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