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Proverbs 25


Similitudes, Instructions

Proverbs 25:1   These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
Proverbs 25:2   It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:3   As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Proverbs 25:4   Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
Proverbs 25:5   Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.
Proverbs 25:6   Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
Proverbs 25:7   For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
Proverbs 25:8   Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?
Proverbs 25:9   Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
Proverbs 25:10   Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.
Proverbs 25:11   Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Proverbs 25:12   Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
Proverbs 25:13   Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Proverbs 25:14   Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
Proverbs 25:15   By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Proverbs 25:16   Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
Proverbs 25:17   Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
Proverbs 25:18   Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
Proverbs 25:19   Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
Proverbs 25:20   Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
Proverbs 25:21   If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Proverbs 25:22   For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
Proverbs 25:23   The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
Proverbs 25:24   It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Proverbs 25:25   Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.
Proverbs 25:26   Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Proverbs 25:27   It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
Proverbs 25:28   Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.
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