1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
25:1 ¶ These also, are proverbs of Solomon,which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed.
25:2 ¶ The glory of God, is to conceal a thing, but, the glory of kings, is to search out a thing.
25:3 The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, but, the heart of kings, cannot be searched.
25:4 ¶ Remove the dross from the silver, and there cometh forth, to the refiner, a vessel:
25:5 Remove a lawless man from before the king, that his throne, may be established in righteousness.
25:6 ¶ Do not honour thyself before a king, nor, in the place of great men, do thou stand;
25:7 For better it be said to thee, Come up hither,than that thou be put lower down before a noble, whom thine own eyes, have beheld.
25:8 ¶ Do not go forth to strive in haste,lest [thou know not] what to do in the latter end thereof, when thy neighbour, hath put thee to shame.
25:9 Thy contention, urge thou with thy neighbour, and, the secret of another, do not reveal:
25:10 Lest he that heareth expose thee, and, the report concerning thee, turn not away.
25:11 ¶ Golden fruit in figured silver baskets, is a word spoken on fitting occasion.
25:12 A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear.
25:13 ¶ As the cold of snow in the day of harvest, is a faithful messenger to them who send him,when, the life of his masters, he restoreth.
25:14 ¶ Clouds and wind, when rain there is none, is the man who boasteth himself of a pretended gift.
25:15 ¶ By long patience, is a judge persuaded, and, a soft tongue, breaketh the bone.
25:16 ¶ Honey having found, eat to suffice thee, lest thou loathe it, and vomit it forth.
25:17 ¶ Withhold thy foot from the house of thy neighbour,lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.
25:18 ¶ A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour.
25:19 ¶ A broken tooth and a faltering foot, is confidence in the treacherous, in the day of danger.
25:20 ¶ As splendour of dress on a cold dayvinegar upon nitre, so is a singer with songs, unto a sad heart.
25:21 ¶ If he that hateth thee hunger, give him bread to eat, and, if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;
25:23 ¶ A north wind, bringeth forth rain, and, a face stirred with indignation, a secretive tongue.
25:24 ¶ Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common.
25:25 ¶ As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is a good report from a far country.
25:26 ¶ A fountain fouled, a spring spoiled, is a righteous man tottering before one who is lawless.
25:27 ¶ To eat honey in abundance, is not good, nor is, searching out their own honour, an honourable thing.
25:28 ¶ A city broken down without a wall, is a man who hath no control over his own spirit.
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