New American Standard Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
King James Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Darby Bible Translation
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.
World English Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Young's Literal Translation
The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The earthly monarch might be, in some respects, the type of the heavenly, but here there is a marked contrast. The king presses further and further into all knowledge; God surrounds Himself as in "thick darkness," and there are secrets unrevealed even after the fullest revelation.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
Then King Darius issued a decree, and search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
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