Observations about kings,
Proverbs 25:1 These [are] also Prouerbes of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Iudah copied out. Proverbs 25:2 [It is] the glory of God to conceale a thing: but the honour of Kings [is] to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:3 The heauen for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of Kings [is] vnsearchable. Proverbs 25:4 Take away the drosse from the siluer, and there shall come foorth a vessell for the finer. Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked [from] before the king, and his throne shalbe established in righteousnes. Proverbs 25:6 Put not forth thy selfe in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men. Proverbs 25:7 For better it [is] that it be said vnto thee, Come vp hither; then that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the Prince whom thine eies haue seene.
and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.
Proverbs 25:8 Goe not forth hastily to striue, lest [thou know not] what to doe in the ende thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour [himselfe]; and discouer not a secret to another: Proverbs 25:10 Lest he that heareth it, put thee to shame, and thine infamie turne not away. Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken [is] like apples of gold in pictures of siluer. Proverbs 25:12 As an eare-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so] is a wise reprouer vpon an obedient eare. Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of haruest, so [is] a faithfull messenger to them that send him: for hee refresheth the soule of his masters. Proverbs 25:14 Who so boasteth himselfe of a false gift, is [like] cloudes and winde without raine. Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a Prince perswaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Proverbs 25:16 Hast thou found hony? eate so much as is sufficient for thee: lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foote from thy neighbours house: lest he be weary of thee, and [so] hate thee. Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witnes against his neighbour, [is] a maule, and a sword, and a sharpe arrow. Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an vnfaithfull man in time of trouble, is [like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of ioynt. Proverbs 25:20 [As] hee that taketh away a garment in cold weather; [and as] vineger vpon nitre; so [is] he that singeth songs to an heauy heart. Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemie be hungry, giue him bread to eate: and if hee be thirstie, giue him water to drinke. Proverbs 25:22 For thou shalt heape coales of fire vpon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:23 The North winde driueth away raine: so doeth an angrie countenance a backbiting tongue. Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, then with a brawling woman, and in a wide house. Proverbs 25:25 [As] cold waters to a thirstie soule: so [is] good newes from a farre countrey. Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling downe before the wicked, [is as] a troubled fountaine, aud a corrupt spring. Proverbs 25:27 It [is] not good to eat much hony: so [for men] to search their owne glory, [is not] glory. Proverbs 25:28 Hee that [hath] no rule ouer his owne spirit, is [like] a citie that is broken downe, [and] without walles.