5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
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6 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;
7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes
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8 do not bringa hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?
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    • Š 25:8 - Or "nobles " / "on whom you had set your eyes. " / 8"Do not go"
      9 If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence,
      10 or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand.
      11 Like applesb of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.
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        • ‹ 25:11 - Or possibly "apricots"
          12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
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          13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.
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          14 Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
          15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
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