Proverbs 25:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezeki'ah king of Judah copied. 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
3 As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the mind of kings is unsearchable. 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
4 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; 4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith;
5 take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. 5 remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
6 Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great; 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men;