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Proverbs 25 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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These are more proverbs of Solomon, collected by the advisers of King Hezekiah of Judah.

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It is God’s privilege to conceal things
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No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth,
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Remove the impurities from silver,
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Remove the wicked from the king’s court,
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It’s better to wait for an invitation to the head table
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Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart
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If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
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You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads,
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