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What does it mean to heap burning coals upon his head?
Furthermore, for the phrase: 鈥測ou will heap burning coals upon his head鈥?to mean that you should give your enemy burning coals to carry on his head does not make sense for this very important reason. If you heaped burning coals upon or into a container upon on his head (just your interpretation) you could easily drop one on his body.
How is being kind to our enemies like 鈥渉eaping coals of fire?
Being kind to our enemies is like 鈥渉eaping coals of fire on their head鈥?in that it will produce repentant prayer to God, which is like the sweet aroma from burning incense on coals rising to the throne of God. In conclusion, repaying a person who has done us evil with good is like 鈥渉eaping burning coals of fire on his head鈥?in that:
What does the Bible say about burning coals?
Proverbs 25:22 and Burning Coals. Giving a person coals in a pan to carry home 鈥渙n his head鈥?was a neighborly, kind act; it made friends, not enemies. Proverbs 25:22 instructs us to give our enemy so many burning coals they have to carry them the way burdens are carried in the Middle East: in a container on the head.
Do coals of fire on their heads equal a searing conscience?
Dorothea Chaffinsays August 26, 2021 at 6:17 am I had always believed none of the above, but that your kindness toward your enemy would cause their conscience to bother them. The coals of fire on their heads is equivocal to a searing conscience.