It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;
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