Geneva Bible

Proverbs 25

Observations about kings,

Proverbs 25:1 These are also Parables of Salomon, which the men of Hezekiah King of Iudah copied out. Proverbs 25:2 The glorie of God is to conceale a thing secret: but the Kings honour is to search out a thing. Proverbs 25:3 The heaues in height, & the earth in deepenes, and the Kings heart can no man search out. Proverbs 25:4 Take the drosse from the siluer, and there shall proceede a vessell for the finer. Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from the King, and his throne shall be stablished in righteousnes. Proverbs 25:6 Boast not thy selfe before the King, and stand not in the place of great men. Proverbs 25:7 For it is better, that it be saide vnto thee, Come vp hither, then thou to be put lower in the presece of the prince whom thine eyes haue seene.

and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Proverbs 25:8 Goe not foorth hastily to strife, least thou know not what to doe in the ende thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy matter with thy neighbour, and discouer not the secret to another, Proverbs 25:10 Least he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamie doe not cease. Proverbs 25:11 A word spoken in his place, is like apples of golde with pictures of siluer. Proverbs 25:12 He that reprooueth the wise, and the obedient eare, is as a golden earering and an ornament of fine golde. Proverbs 25:13 As the colde of the snowe in the time of haruest, so is a faithfull messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soule of his masters. Proverbs 25:14 A man that boasteth of false liberalitie, is like cloudes and winde without raine. Proverbs 25:15 A Prince is pacified by staying of anger, and a soft tongue breaketh the bones. Proverbs 25:16 If thou haue found hony, eate that is sufficient for thee, least thou be ouerfull, & vomit it. Proverbs 25:17 Withdrawe thy foote from thy neighbours house, least he be weary of thee, and hate thee. Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witnes against his neighbour, is like an hammer and a sword, and a sharpe arrowe. Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an vnfaythfull man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth and a sliding foote. Proverbs 25:20 Hee that taketh away the garment in the colde season, is like vineger powred vpon nitre, or like him that singeth songs to an heauy heart. Proverbs 25:21 If hee that hateth thee be hungry, giue him bread to eate, and if he be thirstie, giue him water to drinke. Proverbs 25:22 For thou shalt lay coles vpon his head, and the Lord shall recompense thee. Proverbs 25:23 As the Northwinde driueth away the raine, so doeth an angry countenance the slandering tongue. Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, then with a contentious woman in a wide house. Proverbs 25:25 As are the colde waters to a weary soule, so is good newes from a farre countery. Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling downe before the wicked, is like a troubled well, & a corrupt spring. Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eate much hony: so to search their owne glory is not glory. Proverbs 25:28 A man that refraineth not his appetite, is like a citie which is broken downe and without walles.

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