Proverbs 25:5
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New International Version
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

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

Darby Bible Translation
take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

World English Bible
Take away the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take away the dross from the silver - You cannot have a pure silver vessel till you have purified the silver; and no nation can have a king a public blessing till the wicked - all bad counsellors, wicked and interested ministers, and sycophants - are banished from the court and cabinet. When the wise and good only are the king's ministers and advisers, then the throne will be established in righteousness, and his administration be a universal blessing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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...


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...

An Unwalled City
'He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.'--PROVERBS xxv. 28. The text gives us a picture of a state of society when an unwalled city is no place for men to dwell in. In the Europe of today there are still fortified places, but for the most part, battlements are turned into promenades; the gateways are gateless; the sweet flowers blooming where armed feet used to tread; and men live securely without bolts and bars. But their spirits cannot yet
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That a Man Should not be a Curious Searcher of the Sacrament, but a Humble Imitator of Christ, Submitting his Sense to Holy Faith
The Voice of the Beloved Thou must take heed of curious and useless searching into this most profound Sacrament, if thou wilt not be plunged into the abyss of doubt. He that is a searcher of Majesty shall be oppressed by the glory thereof.(1) God is able to do more than man can understand. A pious and humble search after truth is to be allowed, when it is always ready to be taught, and striving to walk after the wholesome opinions of the fathers. 2. Blessed is the simplicity which leaveth alone
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Christian Behavior
Being the fruits of true Christianity: Teaching husbands, wives, parents, children, masters, servants, etc., how to walk so as to please God. With a word of direction to all backsliders. Advertisement by the Editor This valuable practical treatise, was first published as a pocket volume about the year 1674, soon after the author's final release from his long and dangerous imprisonment. It is evident from the concluding paragraph that he considered his liberty and even his life to be still in a very
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 2:45
But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever."

Proverbs 16:12
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:6
Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;

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

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