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7 Bible Verses about Coal, Metaphorical Use

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Proverbs 6:25-28

Do not desire her beauty in your heart; may she not capture you with her eyelashes. For [the] price of a woman, a prostitute, [is the] price of a loaf of bread, but the {woman belonging to a man} hunts precious life. Can a man carry fire in his lap, and his clothes not burn?read more.
If a man walks upon the hot coals, will his feet not be burned?

Isaiah 6:6

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, and in his hand [was] a hot coal he had taken from the altar with tongs.

2 Samuel 14:7

And look, all of the family has risen up against your servant, and they said, 'Give up the one who struck his brother, that we may kill him in exchange for the life of his brother whom he murdered. We will also wipe out the heir,' and so they would put out my embers which remain, by not preserving for my husband a name and a remnant on the face of the earth."

Romans 12:20-21

But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him [something] to drink; for [by] doing this, you will heap up coals of fire upon his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 6:27-29

Can a man carry fire in his lap, and his clothes not burn? If a man walks upon the hot coals, will his feet not be burned? Thus, he who goes to the wife of his neighbor, any who touches her shall not go unpunished.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy [is] hungry, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water. For coals of fire you will heap upon his head, and Yahweh will reward you.