Proverbs 25:2-7 NIV

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.1

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3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material fora the silversmith;

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    • a 25:4 - Or "comes a vessel from"
      5 remove the wicked from the king's presence,2 and his throne will be established3 through righteousness.4

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      6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among great men;
      7 it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here,"5 than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman. What you have seen with your eyes

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