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 Proverbs 25:1 - 28
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 25  - Click for Chapter Audio
25:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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These also are proverbs R943 of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
 
25:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is the glory of God to conceal R944 a matter, But the glory of kings R945 is to search out a matter.
 
25:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
 
25:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Take away the dross R946 from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; R947
 
25:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Take away the wicked R948 before the king, And his throne R949 will be established in righteousness.
 
25:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
 
25:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For it R950 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.
 
25:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not go out hastily R951 to argue F356 your case; Otherwise, F357 what will you do in the F358 end, When your neighbor humiliates you?
 
25:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Argue R952 F359 your case with your neighbor, And do R953 not reveal the secret of another,
 
25:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass F360 away.
 
25:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word R954 spoken in right F361 circumstances.
 
25:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like an F362 earring R955 of gold and an ornament R956 of fine R957 gold Is a wise reprover to a listening R958 ear.
 
25:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like the cold of snow in the time F363 of harvest Is a faithful R959 messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
 
25:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like clouds R960 and wind R961 without rain Is a man who boasts of F364 his gifts falsely.
 
25:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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By forbearance R962 F365 a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
 
25:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Have you found R963 honey? Eat only what F366 you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
 
25:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary F367 of you and hate you.
 
25:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a club and a sword R964 and a sharp arrow R965 Is a man who bears false R966 witness against his neighbor.
 
25:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a bad tooth and an F368 unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless R967 man in time of trouble.
 
25:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, F369 Is he who sings songs to a F370 troubled heart.
 
25:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If R968 your F371 enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
 
25:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For you will heap F372 burning coals on his head, And the R969 LORD will reward you.
 
25:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting R970 F373 tongue, an angry countenance.
 
25:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is better R971 to live in a corner of the roof Than in F374 a house shared with a contentious woman.
 
25:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good R972 news from a distant land.
 
25:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a trampled R973 spring and a polluted F375 well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
 
25:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search R974 out one's F376 own glory.
 
25:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a city R975 that is broken into and without walls Is a man who R976 has no control over his spirit.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F356 Lit contend
F357 Lit Lest
F358 Lit its
F359 Lit Contend
F360 Lit return
F361 Lit its
F362 Or a nose ring
F363 Lit day
F364 Lit in a gift of falsehood
F365 Lit length of anger
F366 Lit your sufficiency
F367 Lit surfeited with
F368 Lit a slipping foot
F369 I.e. natron
F370 Lit an evil
F371 Lit one who hates you
F372 Lit snatch up
F373 Lit tongue of secrecy
F374 Lit with a woman of contentions and a house of association
F375 Lit ruined
F376 Lit their

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R943 Proverbs 1:1
R944 Deuteronomy 29:29; Romans 11:33
R945 Ezra 6:1
R946 Proverbs 26:23; Ezekiel 22:18
R947 Malachi 3:2,3
R948 Proverbs 20:8
R949 Proverbs 16:12
R950 Luke 14:7-11
R951 Proverbs 17:14; Matthew 5:25
R952 Matthew 18:15
R953 Proverbs 11:13
R954 Proverbs 15:23
R955 Exodus 32:2; 35:22; Ezekiel 16:12
R956 2 Samuel 1:24
R957 Job 28:17
R958 Proverbs 15:31; 20:12
R959 Proverbs 13:17
R960 Jude 12
R961 Jeremiah 5:13; Micah 2:11
R962 Genesis 32:4; 1 Samuel 25:24; Ecclesiastes 10:4
R963 Judges 14:8; 1 Samuel 14:25
R964 Psalms 57:4; Proverbs 12:18
R965 Jeremiah 9:8
R966 Exodus 20:16; Proverbs 24:28
R967 Job 6:15; Isaiah 36:6
R968 Exodus 23:4,5; 2 Kings 6:22; 2 Chronicles 28:15; Matthew 5:44; Romans 12:20
R969 2 Samuel 16:12; Matthew 6:4,6
R970 Psalms 101:5
R971 Proverbs 21:9
R972 Proverbs 15:30
R973 Ezekiel 32:2; 34:18,19
R974 Proverbs 27:2; Luke 14:11
R975 Proverbs 16:32
R976 2 Chronicles 32:5; Nehemiah 1:3

 
 

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