KJV PRO25 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO24.htm PRO26.htm
25:1 These [are] also proverbs [H4912] of Solomon [H8010] , which the men [H582] of Hezekiah [H2396] king [H4428] of Judah [H3063] copied out [H6275] .
25:2 [It is] the glory [H3519] of God [H430] to conceal [H5641] a thing [H1697] : but the honour [H3519] of kings [H4428] [is] to search out [H2713] a matter [H1697] .
25:3 The heaven [H8064] for height [H7312] , and the earth [H776] for depth [H6011] , and the heart [H3820] of kings [H4428] [is] unsearchable [H2714] .(is: Heb. there is no searching)
25:4 Take away [H1898] the dross [H5509] from the silver [H3701] , and there shall come forth [H3318] a vessel [H3627] for the finer [H6884] .
25:5 Take away [H1898] the wicked [H7563] [from] before [H6440] the king [H4428] , and his throne [H3678] shall be established [H3559] in righteousness [H6664] .
25:6 Put not forth [H1921] thyself in the presence [H6440] of the king [H4428] , and stand [H5975] not in the place [H4725] of great [H1419] [men]:(Put: Heb. Set not out thy glory)
25:7 For better [H2896] [it is] that it be said [H559] unto thee, Come up [H5927] hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower [H8213] in the presence [H6440] of the prince [H5081] whom thine eyes [H5869] have seen [H7200] .
25:8 Go not forth [H3318] hastily [H4118] to strive [H7378] , lest [thou know not] what to do [H6213] in the end [H319] thereof, when thy neighbour [H7453] hath put thee to shame [H3637] .
25:9 Debate [H7378] thy cause [H7379] with thy neighbour [H7453] [himself]; and discover [H1540] not a secret [H5475] to another [H312] :(a secret: or, the secret of)
25:10 Lest he that heareth [H8085] [it] put thee to shame [H2616] , and thine infamy [H1681] turn not away [H7725] .
25:11 A word [H1697] fitly [H212] [H655] spoken [H1696] [is like] apples [H8598] of gold [H2091] in pictures [H4906] of silver [H3701] .(fitly: Heb. spoken upon his wheels)
25:12 [As] an earring [H5141] of gold [H2091] , and an ornament [H2481] of fine gold [H3800] , [so is] a wise [H2450] reprover [H3198] upon an obedient [H8085] ear [H241] .
25:13 As the cold [H6793] of snow [H7950] in the time [H3117] of harvest [H7105] , [so is] a faithful [H539] messenger [H6735] to them that send [H7971] him: for he refresheth [H7725] the soul [H5315] of his masters [H113] .
25:14 Whoso [H376] boasteth [H1984] himself of a false [H8267] gift [H4991] [is like] clouds [H5387] and wind [H7307] without rain [H1653] .(of a: Heb. in a gift of falsehood)
25:15 By long [H753] forbearing [H639] is a prince [H7101] persuaded [H6601] , and a soft [H7390] tongue [H3956] breaketh [H7665] the bone [H1634] .
25:16 Hast thou found [H4672] honey [H1706] ? eat [H398] so much as is sufficient [H1767] for thee, lest thou be filled [H7646] therewith, and vomit [H6958] it.
25:17 Withdraw [H3365] thy foot [H7272] from thy neighbour's [H7453] house [H1004] ; lest he be weary [H7646] of thee, and [so] hate [H8130] thee.(Withdraw: or, Let thy foot be seldom in)(weary: Heb. full of thee)
25:18 A man [H376] that beareth [H6030] false [H8267] witness [H5707] against his neighbour [H7453] [is] a maul [H4650] , and a sword [H2719] , and a sharp [H8150] arrow [H2671] .
25:19 Confidence [H4009] in an unfaithful man [H898] in time [H3117] of trouble [H6869] [is like] a broken [H7465] tooth [H8127] , and a foot [H7272] out of joint [H4154] .
25:20 [As] he that taketh away [H5710] a garment [H899] in cold [H7135] weather [H3117] , [and as] vinegar [H2558] upon nitre [H5427] , so [is] he that singeth [H7891] songs [H7892] to an heavy [H7451] heart [H3820] .
25:21 If thine enemy [H8130] be hungry [H7457] , give him bread [H3899] to eat [H398] ; and if he be thirsty [H6771] , give him water [H4325] to drink [H8248] :
25:22 For thou shalt heap [H2846] coals of fire [H1513] upon his head [H7218] , and the LORD [H3068] shall reward [H7999] thee.
25:23 The north [H6828] wind [H7307] driveth away [H2342] rain [H1653] : so [doth] an angry [H2194] countenance [H6440] a backbiting [H5643] tongue [H3956] .(driveth: or, bringeth forth rain: so doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance)
25:24 [It is] better [H2896] to dwell [H3427] in the corner [H6438] of the housetop [H1406] , than with a brawling [H4079] [H4066] woman [H802] and in a wide [H2267] house [H1004] .
25:25 [As] cold [H7119] waters [H4325] to a thirsty [H5889] soul [H5315] , so [is] good [H2896] news [H8052] from a far [H4801] country [H776] .
25:26 A righteous [H6662] man falling down [H4131] before [H6440] the wicked [H7563] [is as] a troubled [H7515] fountain [H4599] , and a corrupt [H7843] spring [H4726] .
25:27 [It is] not good [H2896] to eat [H398] much [H7235] honey [H1706] : so [for men] to search [H2714] their own glory [H3519] [is not] glory [H3519] .
25:28 He [H376] that [hath] no rule [H4623] over his own spirit [H7307] [is like] a city [H5892] [that is] broken down [H6555] , [and] without walls [H2346] .