Proverbs 25:5
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English Standard Version
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

King James Bible
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

American Standard Version
Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away wickedness from the face of the king, and his throne shall be established with justice.

English Revised Version
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 25:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A Mashal ode of the slothful, in the form of a record of experiences, concludes this second supplement (vid., vol. i. p. 17):

30 The field of a slothful man I came past,

     And the vineyard of a man devoid of understanding.

31 And, lo! it was wholly filled up with thorns;

     Its face was covered with nettles;

     And its wall of stones was broken down.

32 But I looked and directed my attention to it;

     I saw it, and took instruction from it:

33 "A little sleep, a little slumber,

     A little folding of the hands to rest.

34 Then cometh thy poverty apace,

     And thy want as an armed man."

The line 29b with לאישׁ is followed by one with אישׁ. The form of the narrative in which this warning against drowsy slothfulness is clothed, is like Psalm 37:35. The distinguishing of different classes of men by אישׁ and אדם (cf. Proverbs 24:20) is common in proverbial poetry. עברתּי, at the close of the first parallel member, retains its Pathach unchanged. The description: and, lo! (הנּהו, with Pazer, after Thorath Emeth, p. 34, Anm. 2) it was... refers to the vineyard, for נדר אבניו (its stone wall, like Isaiah 2:20, "its idols of silver") is, like Numbers 22:24; Isaiah 5:5, the fencing in of the vineyard. עלה כלּו, totus excreverat (in carduos), refers to this as subject, cf. in Ausonius: apex vitibus assurgit; the Heb. construction is as Isaiah 5:6; Isaiah 34:13; Gesen. 133, 1, Anm. 2. The sing. קמּשׁון of קמּשׁונים does not occur; perhaps it means properly the weed which one tears up to cast it aside, for (Arab.) kumâsh is matter dug out of the ground.

(Note: This is particularly the name of what lies round about on the ground in the Bedouin tents, and which one takes up from thence (from ḳamesh, cogn. קבץ קמץ, ramasser, cf. the journal המגיד, 1871, p. 287b); in modern Arab., linen and matter of all kinds; vid., Bocthor, under linge and toffe.)

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Proverbs 20:8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

1 Kings 2:33,46 Their blood shall therefore return on the head of Joab, and on the head of his seed for ever: but on David, and on his seed...

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Esther 8:11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy...

Psalm 101:7,8 He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight...

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Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Isaiah 16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit on it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment...

Cross References
1 Kings 2:45
But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."

Proverbs 16:12
It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:6
Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,

Proverbs 29:14
If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.

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