Proverbs 25:5

5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

Read Proverbs 25:5 Using Other Translations

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Remove the wicked from the king’s court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.

What does Proverbs 25:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked [from] before the king
Wicked ministers and counsellors; they are the "dross", worthless and useless; yea, hurtful and pernicious. The king is the "refiner", for whom the vessel is; the kingdom is the silver vessel refined; and which becomes much the better, when wicked men are removed from the court and cabinet council of kings; as well as the king is the happier, and his throne more firm and secure, as follows: and his throne shall be established in righteousness;
which he shall execute, wicked ministers being removed from him, who advised him to take unrighteous measures; and others being put in their room, who counsel him to do acts of justice; whereby his throne is secured, and he sits firm upon it, which before was tottering and shaking, and lie in great danger of being removed from it.

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