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Proverbs 25

Observations about kings,

Proverbs 25:1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed. Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing. Proverbs 25:3 The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner: Proverbs 25:5 take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. Proverbs 25:6 Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great; Proverbs 25:7 for better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes see.

and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another; Proverbs 25:10 lest he that heareth [it] disgrace thee, and thine evil report turn not away. Proverbs 25:11 [As] apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season. Proverbs 25:12 An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear. Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, [so] is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. Proverbs 25:14 Clouds and wind without rain, [so] is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift. Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Proverbs 25:16 Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be surfeited therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:17 Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee. Proverbs 25:18 A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour. Proverbs 25:19 A broken tooth, and a tottering foot, is confidence in an unfaithful [man] in the day of trouble. Proverbs 25:20 [As] he that taketh off a garment in cold weather, [and as] vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a sad heart. Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: Proverbs 25:22 for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and Jehovah shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:23 The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue. Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common. Proverbs 25:25 [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Proverbs 25:26 A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous [man] that giveth way before the wicked. Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is [itself] a weight. Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is [as] a city broken down, without walls.

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