Nov. 25 Proverbs

Chapter 25

1] These also are proverbs of Solomon. The men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transmitted them.
2] God has glory in what he conceals, kings have glory in what they fathom.
3] As the heavens in height, and the earth in depth, the heart of kings is unfathomable.
4] Remove the dross from silver, and it comes forth perfectly purified;
5] Remove the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne is made firm through righteousness.
6] Claim no honor in the king's presence, nor occupy the place of great men;
7] For it is better that you be told, "Come up closer!" than that you be humbled before the prince.
8] What your eyes have seen bring not forth hastily against an opponent; For what will you do later on when your neighbor puts you to shame?
9] Discuss your case with your neighbor, but another man's secret do not disclose;
10] Lest, hearing it, he reproach you, and your ill repute cease not.
11] Like golden apples in silver settings are words spoken at the proper time.
12] Like a golden earring, or a necklace of fine gold, is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
13] Like the coolness of snow in the heat of the harvest is a faithful messenger for the one who sends him. (He refreshes the soul of his master.)
14] Like clouds and wind when no rain follows is the man who boastfully promises what he never gives.
15] By patience is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
16] If you find honey, eat only what you need, lest you become glutted with it and vomit it up.
17] Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have more than enough of you, and hate you.
18] Like a club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow, is the man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
19] Like an infected tooth or an unsteady foot is (dependence on) a faithless man in time of trouble.
20] Like a moth in clothing, or a maggot in wood, sorrow gnaws at the human heart.
21] If your enemy be hungry, give him food to eat, if he be thirsty, give him to drink;
22] For live coals you will heap on his head, and the LORD will vindicate you.
23] The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
24] It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than in a roomy house with a quarrelsome woman.
25] Like cool water to one faint from thirst is good news from a far country.
26] Like a troubled fountain or a polluted spring is a just man who gives way before the wicked.
27] To eat too much honey is not good; nor to seek honor after honor.
28] Like an open city with no defenses is the man with no check on his feelings.


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