Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 hearts of kings are unsearchable.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I did not know, I searched out.

1 Kings 3:9-28

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

1 Kings 4:29-34

God gave Solomon wisdom and exceptional insight, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Ezra 4:15

that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you 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 moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste.

Ezra 4:19

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 therein.

Ezra 5:17-1

Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let a search be made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter."

Job 11:7-8

"Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of Shaddai?

Job 38:4-30

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

Job 40:2

"Shall he who argues contend with Shaddai? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

Job 42:3

You asked, '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

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God. How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out.

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