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25 - King Solomon, The Book of Proverbs (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Proverbs.
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1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out
2It 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 men:
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.
10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
11 A word † fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
12As 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 it.
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.
20As 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 be hungry, 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, and the Lord 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, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
25As 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.
27It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
28* He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
[† ] Heb. there is no searching.
[* ] ch 20. 8.
[† ] Heb. Set not out thy glory
[* ] Luke 14. 10.
[* ] Matt. 5 25. & 18. 15.
[∥ ] Or, discover not the secret of another.
[† ] Heb. spoken upon his wheels.
[* ] ch. 13. 17.
[† ] Heb. in a gift of falsehood.
[* ] Gen. 32. 4, &c. 1 Sam. 25 24, &c. ch. 15. 1. & 16. 14.
[∥ ] Or, Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour’s house.
[† ] Heb. full of thee.
[* ] Ps. 120. 4 ch. 12. 18.
[* ] Ex. 23. 4. Rom. 12. 20.
[∥ ] Or, The north wind bringeth forth rain so doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
[* ] ch. 19. 13 & 21. 9.
[* ] ch. 16. 32.