These also are proverbs of Shlomo; the men of Hizkiyah king of Y'hudah copied them out:
God gets glory from concealing things; kings get glory from investigating things.
Like the sky for height or the earth for depth is the heart of kings - unfathomable.
Remove the impurities from the silver, and the smith has material to make a vessel.
Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will rest firmly on righteousness.
Don't put yourself forward in the king's presence; don't take a place among the great.
For it is better to be told, "Come up here,"than be degraded in the presence of a nobleman. What your eyes have seen,