These are other proverbs of Solomon that the officials of King Hezekiah of Judah copied.
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
Like the heavens for height, like the earth for depth, so the mind of kings is unsearchable.
Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great;
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