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Proverbs 25 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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These too are proverbs of Solomon,

which the men of King Hezekiah of Judah, copied.

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It is the glory of God to conceal a matter

and the glory of kings to investigate a matter.

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As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,

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Remove impurities from silver,

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Remove the wicked from the king’s presence,

and his throne will be established in righteousness.

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Don’t boast about yourself before the king,

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for it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here! ”

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Don’t take a matter to court hastily.

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otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you,

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A word spoken at the right time

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To those who send him, a trustworthy envoy

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he refreshes the life of his masters.

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A ruler can be persuaded through patience,

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If you find honey, eat only what you need;

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Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house;

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A person giving false testimony against his neighbor

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Trusting an unreliable person in a difficult time

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Singing songs to a troubled heart

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If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,

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for you will heap burning coals on his head,

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The north wind produces rain,

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Better to live on the corner of a roof

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Good news from a distant land

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A righteous person who yields to the wicked

is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.

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It is not good to eat too much honey

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A person who does not control his temper

is like a city whose wall is broken down.

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Lit will come out ; Ex 32:24
Or and a vessel will be produced by a silversmith
Lit you before a noble whom your eyes see
Or neighbor, also in v. 9
Lit and your evil report will not turn back
Lit natron, or sodium carbonate
Or a weary person
Lit seek their glory, glory

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