Coals of Fire
To heap coals of fire on the head of a foe. To melt down his
animosity by deeds of kindness.
“If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be
thirsty, give him water to drink, for thou shalt beap coals of fire
upon his head.” Prov xxv. 21, 22.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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