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Proverbs 25 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:1 - Also these are Proverbs of Solomon, that men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed: --
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:2 - The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:3 - The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- are unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:4 - Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:5 - Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:6 - Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:7 - For better that he hath said to thee, 'Come thou up hither,' Than that he humble thee before a noble, Whom thine eyes have seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:8 - Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:10 - Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:11 - Apples of gold in imagery of silver, Is the word spoken at its fit times.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:12 - A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:13 - As a vessel of snow in a day of harvest, So is a faithful ambassador to those sending him, And the soul of his masters he refresheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:15 - By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - Honey thou hast found -- eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated with it, and hast vomited it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:17 - Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house, Lest he be satiated with thee, and have hated thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:18 - A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, Is the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, Is the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 - Whoso is taking away a garment in a cold day, Is as vinegar on nitre, And a singer of songs on a sad heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If he who is hating thee doth hunger, cause him to eat bread, And if he thirst, cause him to drink water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:22 - For coals thou art putting on his head, And Jehovah giveth recompense to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue -- indignant faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:24 - Better to sit on a corner of a roof, Than with a woman of contentions, and a house of company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - As cold waters for a weary soul, So is a good report from a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:26 - A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, Is the righteous falling before the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:28 - A city broken down without walls, Is a man without restraint over his spirit!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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