The Meaning of Proverbs 25 Explained

Proverbs 25

[1] These are also proverbs  of Solomon,  of Hezekiah  king  of Judah  copied out.  [2] It is the glory  of God  to conceal  a thing:  but the honour  of kings  is to search out  a matter.  [3] The heaven  for height,  and the earth  for depth,  and the heart  of kings  is unsearchable.  [4] Take away  the dross  from the silver,  and there shall come forth  a vessel  for the finer.  [5] Take away  the wicked  from before  the king,  and his throne  shall be established  in righteousness.  [6] Put not forth  thyself in the presence  of the king,  and stand  not in the place  of great  [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.  [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.  [9] Debate  thy cause  with thy neighbour  himself; and discover  not a secret  to another:  [10] Lest he that heareth  it put thee to shame,  and thine infamy  turn not away.  [11] A word  spoken  is like apples  of gold  in pictures  of silver.  [12] As an earring  of gold,  and an ornament  of fine gold,  so is a wise  reprover  upon an obedient  ear.  [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.  [14] Whoso  boasteth  himself of a false  gift  is like clouds  and wind  without rain.  [15] By long  forbearing  is a prince  persuaded,  and a soft  tongue  breaketh  the bone.  [16] Hast thou found  honey?  eat  so much as is sufficient  for thee, lest thou be filled  therewith, and vomit  [17] Withdraw  thy foot  from thy neighbour's  house;  lest he be weary  of thee, and so hate  [18] A man  that beareth  false  witness  against his neighbour  is a maul,  and a sword,  and a sharp  arrow.  [19] Confidence  in an unfaithful man  in time  of trouble  is like a broken  tooth,  and a foot  out of joint.  [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.  [21] If thine enemy  give him bread  to eat;  and if he be thirsty,  give him water  to drink:  [22] For thou shalt heap  coals of fire  upon his head,  shall reward  thee. [23] The north  wind  driveth away  rain:  so doth an angry  countenance  a backbiting  tongue.  [24] It is better  to dwell  in the corner  of the housetop,  woman  and in a wide  house.  [25] As cold  waters  to a thirsty  soul,  so is good  news  from a far  country.  [26] A righteous  man falling down  before  the wicked  is as a troubled  fountain,  and a corrupt  spring.  [27] It is not good  to eat  much  honey:  so for men to search  their own glory  [28] He  that hath no rule  over his own spirit  is like a city  that is broken down,  and without walls. 

What does Proverbs 25 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Proverbs 25

1  observations about kings
8  and about avoiding causes of quarrels

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