Book 20 of 66: Proverbs: Chapter 025 of 31

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020:025:001
These are also proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.


020:025:002
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.


020:025:003
The heaven for height,
and the earth for depth,
and the heart of kings is unsearchable.


020:025:004
Take away the dross from the silver,
and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.


020:025:005
Take away the wicked from before the king,
and his throne shall be established in righteousness.


020:025:006
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king,
and stand not in the place of great men:


020:025:007
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 have seen.


020:025:008
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.


020:025:009
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself;
and discover not a secret to another:


020:025:010
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame,
and thine infamy turn not away.


020:025:011
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.


020:025:012
As an earring of gold,
and an ornament of fine gold,
so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.


020:025:013
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.


020:025:014
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.


020:025:015
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.


020:025:016
Hast thou found honey?
eat so much as is sufficient for thee,
lest thou be filled therewith,
and vomit it.


020:025:017
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house;
lest he be weary of thee,
and so hate thee.


020:025:018
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul,
and a sword,
and a sharp arrow.


020:025:019
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth,
and a foot out of joint.


020:025:020
As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather,
and as vinegar upon nitre,
so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.


020:025:021
If thine enemy be hungry,
give him bread to eat;
and if he be thirsty,
give him water to drink:


020:025:022
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head,
and the LORD shall reward thee.


020:025:023
The north wind driveth away rain:
so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.


020:025:024
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.


020:025:025
As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.


020:025:026
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain,
and a corrupt spring.


020:025:027
It is not good to eat much honey:
so for men to search their own glory is not glory.


020:025:028
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down,
and without walls.


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