Proverbs
Chapter 25





Proverbs 25:1

These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

Proverbs 25:2

[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.

Proverbs 25:3

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

Proverbs 25:4

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked [from] before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 25:6

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:

Proverbs 25:7

For better [it is] that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Proverbs 25:9

Debate thy cause with thy neighbour [himself]; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 25:10

Lest he that heareth [it] put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 25:12

[As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Proverbs 25:13

As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, [so is] a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:14

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 25:15

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:17

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and [so] hate thee.

Proverbs 25:18

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour [is] a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:19

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble [is like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Proverbs 25:20

[As] he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, [and as] vinegar upon nitre, so [is] he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

Proverbs 25:21

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Proverbs 25:22

For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind driveth away rain: so [doth] an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 25:24

[It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 25:25

[As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from a far country.

Proverbs 25:26

A righteous man falling down before the wicked [is as] a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Proverbs 25:27

[It is] not good to eat much honey: so [for men] to search their own glory [is not] glory.

Proverbs 25:28

He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.