Proverbs 25 New International Version (NIV)
More Proverbs of Solomon
25 These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
4 Remove the dross from the silver,
6 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
What you have seen with your eyes
9 If you take your neighbor to court,
11 Like apples[b] of gold in settings of silver
13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
16 If you find honey, eat just enough—
18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
23 Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
24 Better to live on a corner of the roof
25 Like cold water to a weary soul
27 It is not good to eat too much honey,
28 Like a city whose walls are broken through
Proverbs 25 New King James Version (NKJV)
Further Wise Sayings of Solomon
25 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
4 Take away the dross from silver,
6 Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king,
8 Do not go hastily to [a]court;
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
13 Like the cold of snow in time of harvest
14 Whoever falsely boasts of giving
15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,
16 Have you found honey?
17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house,
18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble
20 Like one who takes away a garment in cold weather,
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
24 It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop,
25 As cold water to a weary soul,
26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked
27 It is not good to eat much honey;
28 Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
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