Proverbs 25 (TRV)

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  • 1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, copied out:
  • 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
  • 3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
  • 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there will come forth a vessel for the refiner.
  • 5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
  • 6 Do not promote yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;
  • 7 Because, it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,” than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.
  • 8 Do not go proceed suddenly to argue; lest you do not know what to do in the end of it, when your neighbor has put you to shame.
  • 9 Debate your cause with your neighbor himself, and do not disclose a secret to another;
  • 10 In case he who hears it put you to shame, and your infamy does not turn away.
  • 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
  • 12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
  • 13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him, because he refreshes the soul of his masters.
  • 14 Whoever falsely boasts of giving is like clouds and wind without rain.
  • 15 Through long forbearance is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.
  • 16 Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, lest you be filled with it and vomit it.
  • 17 Remove your foot from your neighbor’s house, lest he be weary of you and then hate you.
  • 18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow.
  • 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint.
  • 20 Like one who takes away a garment in cold weather, and like vinegar on soda, so is he who sings songs to a heavy heart.
  • 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
  • 22 because you will heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD will reward you.
  • 23 The north wind drives rain away, so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
  • 24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than with a contentious woman and in a shared house.
  • 25 Like cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
  • 26 A righteous man faltering before the wicked is like a disturbed fountain and a polluted spring.
  • 27 It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to seek their own glory is not glory.
  • 28 He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

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