These are more proverbs1 of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:2
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It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.3
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As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith;
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remove the wicked from the king's presence,4 and his throne will be established5 through righteousness.6
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Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men;
it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here,"7 than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman. What you have seen with your eyes
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do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?8
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If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence,
or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation.