Proverbs 25:1

1 These also are proverbs of Shlomo; the men of Hizkiyah king of Y'hudah copied them out:

Proverbs 25:1 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 25:1

These [are] are also proverbs of Solomon
These that follow to the end of the book, as well as those which go before. Here begins a "third", some say a "fourth" part of this book. The Targum and Syriac version read,

``these are also the deep proverbs of Solomon;''
and the Arabic version adds,
``the exposition of which is difficult;''
which the men Hezekiah king of Judah copied out;
out of the writings of Solomon; out of his three thousand proverbs, it, nay be; or out of the public records, which contained an account of his words and deeds. Who these men were is not certain; perhaps his ministers of state, Eliakim, Sheban, and Joah; or the prophets of his time, Isaiah, Micah, and Hosea: the Targum and Syriac version call them his "friends". Whoever they were, no doubt they were employed by Hezekiah; and which is recorded to his honour, that he was so careful to preserve such useful sayings, and annex them to those that were already collected and put together as above. This verse, it is likely, was written by one of the copiers. The proverbs begin in ( Proverbs 25:2 ) .

Proverbs 25:1 In-Context

1 These also are proverbs of Shlomo; the men of Hizkiyah king of Y'hudah copied them out:
2 God gets glory from concealing things; kings get glory from investigating things.
3 Like the sky for height or the earth for depth is the heart of kings - unfathomable.
4 Remove the impurities from the silver, and the smith has material to make a vessel.
5 Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will rest firmly on righteousness.
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