Proverbs 25
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1These are also proverbs of Solomon, that men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed:

2The glory of God [is] to hide a thing, "" And the glory of kings [is] to search out a matter.

3The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, "" And the heart of kings—[are] unsearchable.

4Take away dross from silver, "" And a vessel goes forth for the refiner,

5Take away the wicked before a king, "" And his throne is established in righteousness.

6Do not honor yourself before a king, "" And do not stand in the place of the great.

7For better [that] he has said to you, “Come up here,” "" Than [that] he humbles you before a noble, "" Whom your eyes have seen.

8Do not go forth to strive, hurry, turn, "" What do you do in its latter end, "" When your neighbor causes you to blush?

9Plead your cause with your neighbor, "" And do not reveal the secret counsel of another,

10Lest the hearer put you to shame, "" And your evil report not turn back.

11Apples of gold in imagery of silver, "" [Is] the word spoken at its fit times.

12A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, "" [Is] the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

13As a vessel of snow in a day of harvest, "" [So is] a faithful ambassador to those sending him, "" And he refreshes the soul of his masters.

14Clouds and wind without rain, "" [Is] a man boasting himself in a false gift.

15A ruler is persuaded by long-suffering, "" And a soft tongue breaks a bone.

16You have found honey—eat your sufficiency, "" Lest you are satiated [with] it, and have vomited it.

17Withdraw your foot from your neighbor’s house, "" Lest he is satiated [with] you, and has hated you.

18A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, "" [Is] the man testifying a false testimony against his neighbor.

19A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, "" [Is] the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.

20Whoever is taking away a garment in a cold day, "" [Is as] vinegar on natron, "" And a singer of songs on a sad heart.

21If he who is hating you hungers, cause him to eat bread, "" And if he thirsts, cause him to drink water.

22For you are putting coals on his head, "" And YHWH gives repayment to you.

23A north wind brings forth rain, "" And a secret tongue—indignant faces.

24Better to sit on a corner of a roof, "" Than [with] a woman of contentions, and a house of company.

25[As] cold waters for a weary soul, "" So [is] a good report from a far country.

26A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, "" [Is] the righteous falling before the wicked.

27The eating of much honey is not good, "" Nor a searching out of one’s own honor—honor.

28A city broken down without walls, "" [Is] a man without restraint over his spirit!

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Proverbs 24
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