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Proverbs 25


Proverbs 25:1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.
Proverbs 25:6 Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
Proverbs 25:7 For it is better that it be said to you," Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
Proverbs 25:8 Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?
Proverbs 25:9 Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,
Proverbs 25:10 Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.
Proverbs 25:11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Proverbs 25:12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
Proverbs 25:13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Proverbs 25:14 Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
Proverbs 25:15 By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Proverbs 25:16 Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
Proverbs 25:17 Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
Proverbs 25:18 Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
Proverbs 25:19 Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
Proverbs 25:20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Proverbs 25:22 For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the Lord will reward you.
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
Proverbs 25:24 It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.
Proverbs 25:26 Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
Proverbs 25:28 Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.


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Proverbs 25:1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. Proverbs 25:1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed. Proverbs 25:1 αὗται αἱ παιδεῖαι σαλωμῶντος αἱ ἀδιάκριτοι ἃς ἐξεγράψαντο οἱ φίλοι Εζεκιου τοῦ βασιλέως τῆς Ιουδαίας
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 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2 δόξα θεοῦ κρύπτει λόγον δόξα δὲ βασιλέως τιμᾷ πράγματα
Proverbs 25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. Proverbs 25:3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable. Proverbs 25:3 οὐρανὸς ὑψηλός γῆ δὲ βαθεῖα καρδία δὲ βασιλέως ἀνεξέλεγκτος
Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Proverbs 25:4 τύπτε ἀδόκιμον ἀργύριον καὶ καθαρισθήσεται καθαρὸν ἅπαν
Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness. Proverbs 25:5 κτεῖνε ἀσεβεῖς ἐκ προσώπου βασιλέως καὶ κατορθώσει ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ ὁ θρόνος αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 25:6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: Proverbs 25:6 Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men; Proverbs 25:6 μὴ ἀλαζονεύου ἐνώπιον βασιλέως μηδὲ ἐν τόποις δυναστῶν ὑφίστασο
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 25:7 For it is better that it be said to you," Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen. Proverbs 25:7 κρεῖσσον γάρ σοι τὸ ῥηθῆναι ἀνάβαινε πρός με ἢ ταπεινῶσαί σε ἐν προσώπῳ δυνάστου ἃ εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου λέγε
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 25:8 Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you? Proverbs 25:8 μὴ πρόσπιπτε εἰς μάχην ταχέως ἵνα μὴ μεταμεληθῇς ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτων ἡνίκα ἄν σε ὀνειδίσῃ ὁ σὸς φίλος
Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Proverbs 25:9 Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another, Proverbs 25:9 ἀναχώρει εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω μὴ καταφρόνει
Proverbs 25:10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. Proverbs 25:10 Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away. Proverbs 25:10 μή σε ὀνειδίσῃ μὲν ὁ φίλος ἡ δὲ μάχη σου καὶ ἡ ἔχθρα οὐκ ἀπέσται ἀλλ᾽ ἔσται σοι ἴση θανάτῳ ~ χάρις καὶ φιλία ἐλευθεροῖ ἃς τήρησον σεαυτῷ ἵνα μὴ ἐπονείδιστος γένῃ ἀλλὰ φύλαξον τὰς ὁδούς σου εὐσυναλλάκτως
Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances. Proverbs 25:11 μῆλον χρυσοῦν ἐν ὁρμίσκῳ σαρδίου οὕτως εἰπεῖν λόγον
Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. Proverbs 25:12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Proverbs 25:12 εἰς ἐνώτιον χρυσοῦν σάρδιον πολυτελὲς δέδεται λόγος σοφὸς εἰς εὐήκοον οὖς
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 25:13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters. Proverbs 25:13 ὥσπερ ἔξοδος χιόνος ἐν ἀμήτῳ κατὰ καῦμα ὠφελεῖ οὕτως ἄγγελος πιστὸς τοὺς ἀποστείλαντας αὐτόν ψυχὰς γὰρ τῶν αὐτῷ χρωμένων ὠφελεῖ
Proverbs 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. Proverbs 25:14 Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely. Proverbs 25:14 ὥσπερ ἄνεμοι καὶ νέφη καὶ ὑετοὶ ἐπιφανέστατοι οὕτως οἱ καυχώμενοι ἐπὶ δόσει ψευδεῖ
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Proverbs 25:15 By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone. Proverbs 25:15 ἐν μακροθυμίᾳ εὐοδία βασιλεῦσιν γλῶσσα δὲ μαλακὴ συντρίβει ὀστᾶ
Proverbs 25:16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16 Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16 μέλι εὑρὼν φάγε τὸ ἱκανόν μήποτε πλησθεὶς ἐξεμέσῃς
Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. Proverbs 25:17 Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you. Proverbs 25:17 σπάνιον εἴσαγε σὸν πόδα πρὸς τὸν σεαυτοῦ φίλον μήποτε πλησθείς σου μισήσῃ σε
Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Proverbs 25:18 Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor. Proverbs 25:18 ῥόπαλον καὶ μάχαιρα καὶ τόξευμα ἀκιδωτόν οὕτως καὶ ἀνὴρ ὁ καταμαρτυρῶν τοῦ φίλου αὐτοῦ μαρτυρίαν ψευδῆ
Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. Proverbs 25:19 Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble. Proverbs 25:19 ὀδοὺς κακοῦ καὶ ποὺς παρανόμου ὀλεῖται ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κακῇ
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 25:20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart. Proverbs 25:20 ὥσπερ ὄξος ἕλκει ἀσύμφορον οὕτως προσπεσὸν πάθος ἐν σώματι καρδίαν λυπεῖ ~ ὥσπερ σὴς ἱματίῳ καὶ σκώληξ ξύλῳ οὕτως λύπη ἀνδρὸς βλάπτει καρδίαν
Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; Proverbs 25:21 ἐὰν πεινᾷ ὁ ἐχθρός σου τρέφε αὐτόν ἐὰν διψᾷ πότιζε αὐτόν
Proverbs 25:22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:22 For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 25:22 τοῦτο γὰρ ποιῶν ἄνθρακας πυρὸς σωρεύσεις ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ ὁ δὲ κύριος ἀνταποδώσει σοι ἀγαθά
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. Proverbs 25:23 The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. Proverbs 25:23 ἄνεμος βορέας ἐξεγείρει νέφη πρόσωπον δὲ ἀναιδὲς γλῶσσαν ἐρεθίζει
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 25:24 It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. Proverbs 25:24 κρεῖττον οἰκεῖν ἐπὶ γωνίας δώματος ἢ μετὰ γυναικὸς λοιδόρου ἐν οἰκίᾳ κοινῇ
Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25 ὥσπερ ὕδωρ ψυχρὸν ψυχῇ διψώσῃ προσηνές οὕτως ἀγγελία ἀγαθὴ ἐκ γῆς μακρόθεν
Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. Proverbs 25:26 Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. Proverbs 25:26 ὥσπερ εἴ τις πηγὴν φράσσοι καὶ ὕδατος ἔξοδον λυμαίνοιτο οὕτως ἄκοσμον δίκαιον πεπτωκέναι ἐνώπιον ἀσεβοῦς
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory. Proverbs 25:27 ἐσθίειν μέλι πολὺ οὐ καλόν τιμᾶν δὲ χρὴ λόγους ἐνδόξους
Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs 25:28 Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit. Proverbs 25:28 ὥσπερ πόλις τὰ τείχη καταβεβλημένη καὶ ἀτείχιστος οὕτως ἀνὴρ ὃς οὐ μετὰ βουλῆς τι πράσσει

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