Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Proverbs 25

Observations about kings,

Proverbs 25:1 These also, are proverbs of Solomon,—which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed. Proverbs 25:2 The glory of God, is 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, but, the heart of kings, cannot be searched. Proverbs 25:4 Remove the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth, to the refiner, a vessel: Proverbs 25:5 Remove a lawless man from before the king, that his throne, may be established in righteousness. Proverbs 25:6 Do not honour thyself before a king, nor, in the place of great men, do thou stand; Proverbs 25:7 For better it be said to thee, Come up hither,—than that thou be put lower down before a noble, whom thine own eyes, have beheld.

and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Proverbs 25:8 Do not go forth to strive in haste,—lest [thou know not] what to do in the latter end thereof, when thy neighbour, hath put thee to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Thy contention, urge thou with thy neighbour, and, the secret of another, do not reveal: Proverbs 25:10 Lest he that heareth expose thee, and, the report concerning thee, turn not away. Proverbs 25:11 Golden fruit in figured silver baskets, is a word spoken on fitting occasion. Proverbs 25:12 A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear. Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the day of harvest, is a faithful messenger to them who send him,—when, the life of his masters, he restoreth. Proverbs 25:14 Clouds and wind, when rain there is none, is the man who boasteth himself of a pretended gift. Proverbs 25:15 By long patience, is a judge persuaded, and, a soft tongue, breaketh the bone. Proverbs 25:16 Honey having found, eat to suffice thee, lest thou loathe it, and vomit it forth. Proverbs 25:17 Withhold thy foot from the house of thy neighbour,—lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee. Proverbs 25:18 A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour. Proverbs 25:19 A broken tooth and a faltering foot, is confidence in the treacherous, in the day of danger. Proverbs 25:20 As splendour of dress on a cold day—vinegar upon nitre, so is a singer with songs, unto a sad heart. Proverbs 25:21 If he that hateth thee hunger, give him bread to eat, and, if he be thirsty, give him water to drink; Proverbs 25:22 For, burning coals, shalt thou be heaping upon his head,—and, Yahweh, will repay thee. Proverbs 25:23 A north wind, bringeth forth rain, and, a face stirred with indignation, a secretive tongue. Proverbs 25:24 Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common. Proverbs 25:25 As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is a good report from a far country. Proverbs 25:26 A fountain fouled, a spring spoiled, is a righteous man tottering before one who is lawless. Proverbs 25:27 To eat honey in abundance, is not good, nor is, searching out their own honour, an honourable thing. Proverbs 25:28 A city broken down without a wall, is a man who hath no control over his own spirit.

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