Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 25

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Proverbs 25

CSB 1 These too are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, copied. NIV 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: CSB 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to investigate a matter. NIV 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. CSB 3 As the heaven is high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings cannot be investigated. NIV 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. CSB 4 Remove impurities from silver, and a vessel will be produced for a silversmith. NIV 4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; CSB 5 Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness. NIV 5 remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. CSB 6 Don't brag about yourself before the king, and don't stand in the place of the great; NIV 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men; CSB 7 for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here!" than to demote you in plain view of a noble. NIV 7 it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman. What you have seen with your eyes CSB 8 Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you? NIV 8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? CSB 9 Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret; NIV 9 If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence, CSB 10 otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down. NIV 10 or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation. CSB 11 A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray. NIV 11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. CSB 12 A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold. NIV 12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear. CSB 13 To those who send him, a trustworthy messenger is like the coolness of snow on a harvest day; he refreshes the life of his masters. NIV 13 Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters. CSB 14 The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain. NIV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. CSB 15 A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. NIV 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. CSB 16 If you find honey, eat only what you need; otherwise, you'll get sick from it and vomit. NIV 16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit. CSB 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house; otherwise, he'll get sick of you and hate you. NIV 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you. CSB 18 A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow. NIV 18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor. CSB 19 Trusting an unreliable person in a time of trouble is like a rotten tooth or a faltering foot. NIV 19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. CSB 20 Singing songs to a troubled heart is like taking off clothing on a cold day, or like [pouring] vinegar on soda. NIV 20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. CSB 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; NIV 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. CSB 22 for you will heap coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. NIV 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. CSB 23 The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks. NIV 23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks. CSB 24 Better to live on the corner of a roof than in a house shared with a nagging wife. NIV 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. CSB 25 Good news from a distant land is like cold water to a parched throat. NIV 25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. CSB 26 A righteous person who yields to the wicked is like a muddied spring or a polluted well. NIV 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. CSB 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, or to seek glory after glory. NIV 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor. CSB 28 A man who does not control his temper is like a city whose wall is broken down. NIV 28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.