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Proverbs 25

Observations about kings,

Proverbs 25:1 These also are Salomons prouerbes, which the men of Ezechias kinge of Iuda gathered together. Proverbs 25:2 It is the honor of God to kepe a thinge secrete, but ye kinges honor is to search out a thinge. Proverbs 25:3 The heauen is hie, ye earth is depe, and ye kinges hert is vnsearcheable. Proverbs 25:4 Take ye drosse from ye syluer, & there shalbe a cleane vessell therof. Proverbs 25:5 Take awaye vngodlinesse fro ye kynge, & his seate shal be stablished wt rightuousnes. Proverbs 25:6 Put not forth yi self in ye presence of ye kynge, & prease not in to ye place of greate men. Proverbs 25:7 Better it is yt it be sayde vnto ye: come vp hither, then thou to be set downe in ye presence of ye prynce, whom thou seyst with thine eyes.

and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Proverbs 25:8 Be not haistie to go to the lawe, lest happlie thou ordre yi self so at ye last, yt thy neghbor put ye to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Handle thy matter wt yi neghbor himself, & discouer not another mans secrete: Proverbs 25:10 lest whan men heare therof, it turne to yi dishonor, & lest thine euell name do not ceasse. Proverbs 25:11 A worde spoken in due season, is like apples of golde in a syluer dyshe. Proverbs 25:12 The correccion of the wyse is to an obedient eare, a golden cheyne and a Iewel of golde. Proverbs 25:13 Like as the wynter coole in the haruest, so is a faithfull messaunger to him that sent him, & refressheth his masters mynde. Proverbs 25:14 Who so maketh greate boastes & geueth nothinge, is like cloudes & wynde without rayne. Proverbs 25:15 With pacience maye a prynce be pacified, & wt a soft tonge maye rigorousnes be broke. Proverbs 25:16 Yf thou findest hony, eate so moch as is sufficiet for ye: lest thou be ouer full, & perbreake it out againe. Proverbs 25:17 Withdrawe yi foote fro thy neghbours house, lest he be weery of the, and so abhorre the. Proverbs 25:18 Who so beareth false wytnesse agaynst his neghboure, he is a very speare, a swearde & a sharpe arowe. Proverbs 25:19 The hope of the vngodly in tyme of nede, is like a rotten toth and a slippery foote. Proverbs 25:20 Who so syngeth a songe to a wicked herte, clotheth hi with ragges in the colde, and poureth vyneger vpon chalke. Proverbs 25:21 Yf thine enemie honger, fede him: yf he thyrst, geue him drynke: Proverbs 25:22 for so shalt thou heape coales offyre vpo his heade, and the LORDE shal rewarde the. Proverbs 25:23 The north wynde dryueth awaye the rayne, euen so doth an earnest sober countenauce a backbyters tonge. Proverbs 25:24 It is better to syt in a corner vnder the rofe, then wt a braulynge woman in a wyde house. Proverbs 25:25 A good reporte out of a farre countre, is like colde water to a thyrstie soule. Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man fallynge downe before the vngodly, is like a troubled well and a sprynge yt is destroyed. Proverbs 25:27 Like as it is not good to eate to moch hony, euen so he that wyll search out hye thynges, it shal be to heuy for him. Proverbs 25:28 He that can not rule himself, is like a cite, which is broken downe, and hath no walles.

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