Proverbs 25:3
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New International Version
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

New Living Translation
No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth, or all that goes on in the king's mind!

English Standard Version
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.

New American Standard Bible
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

King James Bible
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the heaven is high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings cannot be investigated.

International Standard Version
Just as the heavens are high and earth is deep, so the heart of a king is unfathomable.

NET Bible
As the heaven is high and the earth is deep so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

New Heart English Bible
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Heavens are high and the Earth deep, and the heart of the King is unsearchable.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] the high heavens and the deep earth, so the mind of kings is unsearchable.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

New American Standard 1977
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
            So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the height of the heavens and depth of the earth and for the heart of kings, there is no investigation.

King James 2000 Bible
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

American King James Version
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

American Standard Version
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The heaven above, and the earth beneath, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Darby Bible Translation
The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

English Revised Version
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heaven for hight, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

World English Bible
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

Young's Literal Translation
The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- are unsearchable.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
2It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 3As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;…
Cross References
Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
Treasury of Scripture

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

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Psalm 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy …

Isaiah 7:11 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, …

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher …

Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate …

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1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

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