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Proverbs 25

NIV 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: NIV 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: NIV 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. NIV 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. NIV 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. NIV 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. NIV 4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; NIV 4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; NIV 5 remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. NIV 5 remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. NIV 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men; NIV 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men; 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 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 NIV 8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? NIV 8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? NIV 9 If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence, NIV 9 If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence, NIV 10 or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation. NIV 10 or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation. NIV 11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. NIV 11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. NIV 12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear. NIV 12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear. 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. 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. NIV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. NIV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. NIV 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, 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. NIV 16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit. NIV 16 If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit. NIV 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you. NIV 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and he will hate you. NIV 18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor. NIV 18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor. NIV 19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. NIV 19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. 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. 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. NIV 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; 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. NIV 22 In doing this, you will heap burning 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. NIV 23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks. NIV 23 As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks. NIV 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. NIV 25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. NIV 25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. NIV 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. NIV 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. NIV 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor. NIV 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor. NIV 28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. NIV 28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.