Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

King James Version

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Holman Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter
and the glory of kings to investigate a matter.

International Standard Version

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to investigate a matter.

A Conservative Version

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

American Standard Version

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Amplified

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.

Bible in Basic English

It is the glory of God to keep a thing secret: but the glory of kings is to have it searched out.

Darby Translation

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal the word, but the honour of kings is to search out the word.

Julia Smith Translation

The glory of God to conceal the word: and the glory of kings to search the word.

King James 2000

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The glory of God conceals things, but the glory of kings searches out things.

Modern King James verseion

The glory of God is to hide a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is the honour of God to keep a thing secret; but the king's honour is to search out a thing.

NET Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter.

New Heart English Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

The Emphasized Bible

The glory of God, is to conceal a thing, but, the glory of kings, is to search out a thing.

Webster

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

World English Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Youngs Literal Translation

The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is the glory
כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

to conceal
סתר 
Cathar 
Usage: 81

a thing
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

but the honour
כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

of kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

is to search out
חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 25:2

Images Proverbs 25:2

Prayers for Proverbs 25:2

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:29

"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

Job 29:16

"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.

1 Kings 3:9-28

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

1 Kings 4:29-34

Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.

Ezra 4:15

so that a search may be made in the record books of your fathers. And you will discover in the record books and learn that that city is a rebellious city and damaging to kings and provinces, and that they have incited revolt within it in past days; therefore that city was laid waste.

Ezra 4:19

"A decree has been issued by me, and a search has been made and it has been discovered that that city has risen up against the kings in past days, that rebellion and revolt have been perpetrated in it,

Ezra 5:17-1

"Now if it pleases the king, let a search be conducted in the king's treasure house, which is there in Babylon, if it be that a decree was issued by King Cyrus to rebuild this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send to us his decision concerning this matter."

Job 11:7-8

"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

Job 38:4-30

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Job 40:2

"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."

Job 42:3

'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

Romans 11:33-34

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

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