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Proverbs
Chapter 25

25:1 Also these are Proverbs of Solomon, that men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed: --

25:2 The honour of God `is' to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.

25:3 The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- `are' unsearchable.

25:4 Take away dross from silver, And a vessel for the refiner goeth forth,

25:5 Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.

25:6 Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.

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.

25:8 Go not forth to strive, haste, turn, What dost thou in its latter end, When thy neighbour causeth thee to blush?

25:9 Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not,

25:10 Lest the hearer put thee to shame, And thine evil report turn not back.

25:11 Apples of gold in imagery of silver, `Is' the word spoken at its fit times.

25:12 A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, `Is' the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

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.

25:14 Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, `Is' a man boasting himself in a false gift.

25:15 By long-suffering is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaketh a bone.

25:16 Honey thou hast found -- eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated `with' it, and hast vomited it.

25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house, Lest he be satiated `with' thee, and have hated thee.

25:18 A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, `Is' the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony.

25:19 A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, `Is' the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.

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.

25:21 If he who is hating thee doth hunger, cause him to eat bread, And if he thirst, cause him to drink water.

25:22 For coals thou art putting on his head, And Jehovah giveth recompense to thee.

25:23 A north wind bringeth forth rain, And a secret tongue -- indignant faces.

25:24 Better to sit on a corner of a roof, Than `with' a woman of contentions, and a house of company.

25:25 `As' cold waters for a weary soul, So `is' a good report from a far country.

25:26 A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, `Is' the righteous falling before the wicked.

25:27 The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.

25:28 A city broken down without walls, `Is' a man without restraint over his spirit!

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