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Proverbs 25 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:1 - These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of King Hezekiah of Judah copied:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:3 - As the heaven is high and the earth is deep so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:4 - Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:5 - remove the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:6 - Do not honor yourself before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:7 - for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than to put you lower before a prince, whom your eyes have seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:8 - Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - When you argue a case with your neighbor, do not reveal the secret of another person,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:10 - lest the one who hears it put you to shame and your infamy will never go away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:11 - Like apples of gold in settings of silver, so is a word skillfully spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:12 - Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:13 - Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the heart of his masters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Like cloudy skies and wind that produce no rain, so is the one who boasts of a gift not given.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:15 - Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - When you find honey, eat only what is sufficient for you, lest you become stuffed with it and vomit it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:17 - Don't set foot too frequently in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:18 - Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow, so is the one who testifies against his neighbor as a false witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - Like a bad tooth or a foot out of joint, so is confidence in an unfaithful person at the time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 - Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:22 - for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - The north wind brings forth rain, and a gossiping tongue brings forth an angry look.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:24 - It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - Like cold water to a weary person, so is good news from a distant land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:26 - Like a muddied spring and a polluted well, so is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:28 - Like a city that is broken down and without a wall, so is a person who cannot control his temper.

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