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Proverbs 25 (WEBP)

[1] These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
[2] It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
[3] As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
[4] Take away the dross from the silver, and material comes out for the refiner.
[5] Take away the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
[6] Don’t exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;
[7] for it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,” than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.
[8] Don’t be hasty in bringing charges to court. What will you do in the end when your neighbor shames you?
[9] Debate your case with your neighbor, and don’t betray the confidence of another,
[10] lest one who hears it put you to shame, and your bad reputation never depart.
[11] A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
[12] As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
[13] As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the soul of his masters.
[14] As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.
[15] By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
[16] Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.
[17] Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you.
[18] A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
[19] Confidence in someone unfaithful in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a lame foot.
[20] As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
[21] If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
[22] for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and Yahweh will reward you.
[23] The north wind produces rain; so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.
[24] It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a contentious woman.
[25] Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
[26] Like a muddied spring and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
[27] It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor.
[28] Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 25 (KJVS)

[1] These [are] also proverbs H4912 of Solomon H8010, which the men H582 of Hezekiah H2396 king H4428 of Judah H3063 copied out H6275 (8689).
[2] [It is] the glory H3519 of God H430 to conceal H5641 (8687) a thing H1697: but the honour H3519 of kings H4428 [is] to search out H2713 (8800) a matter H1697.
[3] The heaven H8064 for height H7312, and the earth H776 for depth H6011, and the heart H3820 of kings H4428 [is] unsearchable H2714.
[4] Take away H1898 (8800) the dross H5509 from the silver H3701, and there shall come forth H3318 (8799) a vessel H3627 for the finer H6884 (8802).
[5] Take away H1898 (8800) the wicked H7563 [from] before H6440 the king H4428, and his throne H3678 shall be established H3559 (8735) in righteousness H6664.
[6] Put not forth H1921 (8691) thyself in the presence H6440 of the king H4428, and stand H5975 (8799) not in the place H4725 of great H1419 [men]:
[7] For better H2896 [it is] that it be said H559 (8800) unto thee, Come up H5927 (8798) hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower H8213 (8687) in the presence H6440 of the prince H5081 whom thine eyes H5869 have seen H7200 (8804).
[8] Go not forth H3318 (8799) hastily H4118 to strive H7378 (8800), lest [thou know not] what to do H6213 (8799) in the end H319 thereof, when thy neighbour H7453 hath put thee to shame H3637 (8687).
[9] Debate H7378 (8798) thy cause H7379 with thy neighbour H7453 [himself]; and discover H1540 (8762) not a secret H5475 to another H312:
[10] Lest he that heareth H8085 (8802) [it] put thee to shame H2616 (8762), and thine infamy H1681 turn not away H7725 (8799).
[11] A word H1697 fitly H212 (8675) H655 spoken H1696 (8803) [is like] apples H8598 of gold H2091 in pictures H4906 of silver H3701.
[12] [As] an earring H5141 of gold H2091, and an ornament H2481 of fine gold H3800, [so is] a wise H2450 reprover H3198 (8688) upon an obedient H8085 (8802) ear H241.
[13] As the cold H6793 of snow H7950 in the time H3117 of harvest H7105, [so is] a faithful H539 (8737) messenger H6735 to them that send H7971 (8802) him: for he refresheth H7725 (8686) the soul H5315 of his masters H113.
[14] Whoso H376 boasteth H1984 (8693) himself of a false H8267 gift H4991 [is like] clouds H5387 and wind H7307 without rain H1653.
[15] By long H753 forbearing H639 is a prince H7101 persuaded H6601 (8792), and a soft H7390 tongue H3956 breaketh H7665 (8799) the bone H1634.
[16] Hast thou found H4672 (8804) honey H1706? eat H398 (8798) so much as is sufficient H1767 for thee, lest thou be filled H7646 (8799) therewith, and vomit H6958 (8689) it.
[17] Withdraw H3365 (8685) thy foot H7272 from thy neighbour’s H7453 house H1004; lest he be weary H7646 (8799) of thee, and [so] hate H8130 (8804) thee.
[18] A man H376 that beareth H6030 (8802) false H8267 witness H5707 against his neighbour H7453 [is] a maul H4650, and a sword H2719, and a sharp H8150 (8802) arrow H2671.
[19] Confidence H4009 in an unfaithful man H898 (8802) in time H3117 of trouble H6869 [is like] a broken H7465 tooth H8127, and a foot H7272 out of joint H4154.
[20] [As] he that taketh away H5710 (8688) a garment H899 in cold H7135 weather H3117, [and as] vinegar H2558 upon nitre H5427, so [is] he that singeth H7891 (8802) songs H7892 to an heavy H7451 heart H3820.
[21] If thine enemy H8130 (8802) be hungry H7457, give him bread H3899 to eat H398 (8685); and if he be thirsty H6771, give him water H4325 to drink H8248 (8685):
[22] For thou shalt heap H2846 (8802) coals of fire H1513 upon his head H7218, and the LORD H3068 shall reward H7999 (8762) thee.
[23] The north H6828 wind H7307 driveth away H2342 (8787) rain H1653: so [doth] an angry H2194 (8737) countenance H6440 a backbiting H5643 tongue H3956.
[24] [It is] better H2896 to dwell H3427 (8800) in the corner H6438 of the housetop H1406, than with a brawling H4079 (8675) H4066 woman H802 and in a wide H2267 house H1004.
[25] [As] cold H7119 waters H4325 to a thirsty H5889 soul H5315, so [is] good H2896 news H8052 from a far H4801 country H776.
[26] A righteous H6662 man falling down H4131 (8801) before H6440 the wicked H7563 [is as] a troubled H7515 (8737) fountain H4599, and a corrupt H7843 (8716) spring H4726.
[27] [It is] not good H2896 to eat H398 (8800) much H7235 (8687) honey H1706: so [for men] to search H2714 their own glory H3519 [is not] glory H3519.
[28] He H376 that [hath] no rule H4623 over his own spirit H7307 [is like] a city H5892 [that is] broken down H6555 (8803), [and] without walls H2346.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 25 (YLT)

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