Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Bible References

If thine

Exodus 23:4
“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
1 Samuel 24:16
When David finished saying these things to him, Saul replied, “Is that your voice, David my son?” Then Saul wept aloud
1 Samuel 26:21
Saul responded, “I have sinned. Come back, my son David, I will never harm you again because today you considered my life precious. I have been a fool! I’ve committed a grave error.”
Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Coals

Psalm 120:4
A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal!
Psalm 140:10
Let hot coals fall on them.
Let them be thrown into the fire,
into the abyss, never again to rise.
Song of Songs 8:6
Set me as a seal on your heart,
as a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death;
ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol.
Love’s flames are fiery flames
the fiercest of all.

General references

Exodus 23:4
“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
Proverbs 3:30
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

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