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Proverbs 25:2-7 World English Bible (WEB)

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing,
    but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,
    so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Take away the dross from the silver,
    and material comes out for the refiner;
Take away the wicked from the king’s presence,
    and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Don’t exalt yourself in the presence of the king,
    or claim a place among great men;
for it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
    than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince,
    whom your eyes have seen.

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Proverbs 25:2-7 New International Version (NIV)

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
    to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,
    so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

Remove the dross from the silver,
    and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
remove wicked officials from the king’s presence,
    and his throne will be established through righteousness.

Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
    and do not claim a place among his great men;
it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,”
    than for him to humiliate you before his nobles.

What you have seen with your eyes

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 25:15 World English Bible (WEB)

15 By patience a ruler is persuaded.
    A soft tongue breaks the bone.

World English Bible (WEB)

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Proverbs 25:15 New International Version (NIV)

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
    and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

New International Version (NIV)

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