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Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25:1  
These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

Proverbs 25:2  
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Proverbs 25:3
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Proverbs 25:4  
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Proverbs 25:5  
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 25:6  
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

Proverbs 25:7  
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.

Proverbs 25:8  
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.

Proverbs 25:9  
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 25:10  
Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

Proverbs 25:11  
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 25:12  
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Proverbs 25:13  
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.

Proverbs 25:14
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 25:15  
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 25:16  
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:17  
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

Proverbs 25:18  
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:19
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Proverbs 25:20  
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.

Proverbs 25:21  
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Proverbs 25:22  
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Proverbs 25:23  
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 25:24  
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 25:25  
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Proverbs 25:26
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Proverbs 25:27  
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Proverbs 25:28  
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.


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