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Proverbs 25

TMBA 1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, copied out: NIV 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: TMBA 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. NIV 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. TMBA 3 As the heaven for height and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. NIV 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. TMBA 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner. NIV 4 Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel; TMBA 5 Take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. NIV 5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. TMBA 6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men; NIV 6 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; TMBA 7 for better it is that it be said unto thee, "Come up hither," than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. NIV 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 TMBA 8 Go not forth hastily to contend, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame. NIV 8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? TMBA 9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself, and disclose not a secret to another, NIV 9 If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence, TMBA 10 lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. NIV 10 or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand. TMBA 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. NIV 11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. TMBA 12 As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. NIV 12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear. TMBA 13 As the cold of snow at the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him, for he refresheth the soul of his masters. NIV 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. TMBA 14 Whoso boasteth himself of his gifts falsely is like clouds and wind without rain. NIV 14 Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given. TMBA 15 By much forbearance is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. NIV 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. TMBA 16 Hast thou found honey? Eat only so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith and vomit it. NIV 16 If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit. TMBA 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee and so come to hate thee. NIV 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house— too much of you, and they will hate you. TMBA 18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul and a sword and a sharp arrow. NIV 18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor. TMBA 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. NIV 19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble. TMBA 20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon soda, so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart. NIV 20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. TMBA 21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink; NIV 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. TMBA 22 for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. NIV 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. TMBA 23 The north wind driveth away rain; so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. NIV 23 Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look. TMBA 24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a large house. NIV 24 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. TMBA 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. NIV 25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. TMBA 26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring. NIV 26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked. TMBA 27 It is not good to eat much honey; so also for men to search after their own glory is not glory. NIV 27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep. TMBA 28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls. NIV 28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

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