Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 25

Observations about kings,

Proverbs 25:1 Also these are Proverbs of Solomon, that men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed:— Proverbs 25:2 The honour of God [is] to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:3 The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings—[are] unsearchable. Proverbs 25:4 Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth, Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne. Proverbs 25:6 Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not. Proverbs 25:7 For better [that] he hath said to thee, 'Come thou up hither,' Than [that] he humble thee before a noble, Whom thine eyes have seen.

and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush? Proverbs 25:9 Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not, Proverbs 25:10 Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back. Proverbs 25:11 Apples of gold in imagery of silver, [Is] the word spoken at its fit times. Proverbs 25:12 A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, [Is] the wise reprover to an attentive ear. Proverbs 25:13 As a vessel of snow in a day of harvest, [So is] a faithful ambassador to those sending him, And the soul of his masters he refresheth. Proverbs 25:14 Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, [Is] a man boasting himself in a false gift. Proverbs 25:15 By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone. Proverbs 25:16 Honey thou hast found—eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated [with] it, and hast vomited it. Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house, Lest he be satiated [with] thee, and have hated thee. Proverbs 25:18 A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, [Is] the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony. Proverbs 25:19 A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, [Is] the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity. Proverbs 25:20 Whoso is taking away a garment in a cold day, [Is as] vinegar on nitre, And a singer of songs on a sad heart. Proverbs 25:21 If he who is hating thee doth hunger, cause him to eat bread, And if he thirst, cause him to drink water. Proverbs 25:22 For coals thou art putting on his head, And Jehovah giveth recompense to thee. Proverbs 25:23 A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue—indignant faces. Proverbs 25:24 Better to sit on a corner of a roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions, and a house of company. Proverbs 25:25 [As] cold waters for a weary soul, So [is] a good report from a far country. Proverbs 25:26 A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, [Is] the righteous falling before the wicked. Proverbs 25:27 The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour—honour. Proverbs 25:28 A city broken down without walls, [Is] a man without restraint over his spirit!

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