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Proverbs 25 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:1 - These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezeki'ah king of Judah copied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:3 - As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the mind of kings is unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:4 - Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:5 - take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:6 - Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:7 - for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of the prince. What your eyes have seen
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:8 - do not hastily bring into court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not disclose another's secret;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:10 - lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:11 - A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:12 - Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:13 - Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, he refreshes the spirit of his masters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:15 - With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you be sated with it and vomit it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:17 - Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:18 - A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - Trust in a faithless man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 - He who sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on a wound.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If your enemy is hungry, give him bread 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 backbiting tongue, angry looks.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:24 - It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:26 - Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - It is not good to eat much honey, so be sparing of complimentary words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:28 - A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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