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Proverbs 25
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More Proverbs of Solomon

25These are more proverbs of Solomon, collected by the advisers of King Hezekiah of Judah.H4912H8010H582H2396H4428H3063H6275 2It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.H3519H430H5641H1697H3519H4428H2713H1697 3No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth, or all that goes on in the king’s mind!H8064H7312H776H6011H3820H4428H2714 4Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.H1898H5509H3701H3318H3627H6884 5Remove the wicked from the king’s court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.H1898H7563H6440H4428H3678H3559H6664 6Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great.H1921H6440H4428H5975H4725H1419 7It’s better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you’ve seen something,H2896H559H5927H8213H6440H5081H5869H7200 8don’t be in a hurry to go to court. For what will you do in the end if your neighbor deals you a shameful defeat?H3318H4118H7378H6213H319H7453H3637 9When arguing with your neighbor, don’t betray another person’s secret.H7378H7379H7453H1540H5475H312 10Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.H8085H2616H1681H7725 11Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.H1697H212H655H1696H8598H2091H4906H3701 12To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.H5141H2091H2481H3800H2450H3198H8085H241 13Trustworthy messengers refresh like snow in summer. They revive the spirit of their employer.H6793H7950H3117H7105H539H6735H7971H7725H5315H113 14A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.H376H1984H8267H4991H5387H7307H1653 15Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.H753H639H7101H6601H7390H3956H7665H1634 16Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!H4672H1706H398H1767H7646H6958 17Don’t visit your neighbors too often, or you will wear out your welcome.H3365H7272H7453H1004H7646H8130 18Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.H376H6030H8267H5707H7453H4650H2719H8150H2671 19Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.H4009H898H3117H6869H7465H8127H7272H4154 20Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.H5710H899H7135H3117H2558H5427H7891H7892H7451H3820 21If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.H8130H7457H3899H398H6771H4325H8248 22You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.H2846H1513H7218H3068H7999 23As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!H6828H7307H2342H1653H2194H6440H5643H3956 24It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.H2896H3427H6438H1406H4079H4066H802H2267H1004 25Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty.H7119H4325H5889H5315H2896H8052H4801H776 26If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.H6662H4131H6440H7563H7515H4599H7843H4726 27It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.H2896H398H7235H1706H2714H3519H3519 28A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.H376H4623H7307H5892H6555H2346


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