Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 copied out. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, 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 LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy, and I searched out the case of him whom I did not know.

1 Kings 3:9-28

Give thy servant therefore an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to judge this thy great people?

1 Kings 4:29-34

And God gave Solomon exceedingly much wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

Ezra 4:15

that search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers. So thou shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces. And that they have made sedition wi

Ezra 4:19

And I decreed, and search has been made. And it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.

Ezra 5:17-1

Now therefore, if it seems good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made from Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, an

Job 11:7-8

Can thou find out God by searching? Can thou find out the Almighty to perfection?

Job 38:4-30

Where were thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou have understanding.

Job 38:4

Where were thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou have understanding.

Job 42:3

Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Romans 11:33-34

O the depth of wealth, both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways beyond finding out!

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