Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 Here are some more proverbs by Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to investigate a matter. 3 Just as the heavens are high and earth is deep, so the heart of a king is unfathomable.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:29

"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but what has been revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, so that we might observe the words of this Law."

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.

1 Kings 3:9-28

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

1 Kings 4:29-34

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore.

Ezra 4:15

urging that a search may be made in the official registers of your predecessors. You will discover in the registers that this city is a rebellious city, that it is damaging to both kings and provinces, that it has been moved to sedition from time immemorial, and that because of this it was destroyed.

Ezra 4:19

Pursuant to my edict, an investigation has been undertaken. It is noted that this city has fomented rebellion against kings from time immemorial, and that rebellion and sedition has occurred in it.

Ezra 5:17-1

Accordingly, with your approval we suggest that a search be conducted within the king's treasury at Babylon to verify whether or not King Cyrus ever issued such a decree to reconstruct this Temple of God in Jerusalem. Then please notify us concerning the king's pleasure in this matter.

Job 11:7-8

"Can you search through God's complex things? Can you uncover the limits of the Almighty?

Job 38:4-30

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of my earth? Tell me, since you're so informed!

Job 40:2

"Should the one who is fighting the Almighty find fault with him? Let God's accuser answer."

Job 42:3

You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.

Romans 11:33-34

O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways!

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