Proverbs 25:1-Proverbs 29:27 - More Proverbs Of Solomon

1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

2 It is the glory of God to conceal the word, but the honour of kings is to search out the word. 3 For the height of the heavens and depth of the earth and for the heart of kings, there is no investigation.

4 Take away the dross from the silver, and a vessel shall come forth for the finer. 5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

6 Do not praise thyself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men; 7 for it is better that it be said unto thee, Come up here than that thou should be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

8 Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame. 9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself and do not uncover the secret to another 10 lest he that hears it put thee to shame and thine infamy not turn away.

11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver. 12 As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those that send him, for he refreshes the soul of his master.

14 Whosoever boasts in a gift of falsehood is like clouds and wind without rain. 15 By long forbearing a prince is persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bones. 16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house lest he be weary of thee and so hate thee.

18 A man that bears 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.

20 As he that takes away a garment in cold weather and as vinegar upon soap, so is he that sings songs to a heavy heart.

21 If thy enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is 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 drives away rain, so does 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. 25 As 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. 27 It is not good to eat much honey, so for men to search their own glory is not glory. 28 The man whose spirit has no restraint is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

1 As snow in summer and as rain in harvest, so honour is not suited for a fool. 2 As the sparrow in its wandering, as the swallow in its flight, so the curse causeless shall never come. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. 4 Never answer a fool according to his folly lest thou also be like unto him. 5 Answer the fool showing him his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit. 6 He that gives responsibility to one who is not able to carry it out is like him that sends a message by the hand of a fool, and he shall drink the damage. 7 Like unto the way that the one who is lame walks, so is a proverb in the mouth of the fool. 8 As he that binds the stone in the sling, so is he that gives honour to a fool. 9 As thorns sunk into the hand of one who is drunk, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools. 10 The great God that formed all things rewards both the fool and transgressors. 11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so the fool returns to his folly. 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 14 As the door turns upon his hinges, so does the slothful upon his bed. 15 The slothful hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can give him counsel.

17 He that passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him is like one that takes a dog by the ears. 18 As a mad man who casts firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 so is the man that destroys his friend and says, Am I not in sport?

20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. 21 Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife. 22 The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. 24 He that hates dissembles with his lips and lays up deceit within him; 25 when he speaks fair, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26 Even though his hatred is covered up in the desert, his wickedness shall be showed before the whole congregation. 27 Whosoever digs a pit shall fall therein, and he that rolls a stone, it will return upon him. 28 A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

2 Let another man praise thee and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is impetuous, but who is able to stand before envy?

5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

7 The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

10 Do not forsake thine own friend and thy father's friend, neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity, for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

11 My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproaches me.

12 A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are hurt by it.

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger and take a pledge of him that is surety for a strange woman.

14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

15 A continual dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

16 Whosoever hides her hides the wind, because the oil in his right hand cries out.

17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

18 Whosoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof, so he that waits on his master shall be honoured.

19 As in water face corresponds to face, so the heart of man to man.

20 Sheol and hell are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 As the fining pot tries the silver and the furnace the gold; so the man is tried by the mouth of whoever praises him.

22 Though thou should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

23 Be thou diligent to know the countenance of thy sheep, and put thy heart into thy herds.

24 For riches are not for ever, and does the crown endure to every generation?

25 The tender grass shows itself, and the hay appears, and the herbs of the mountains are reaped.

26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are for the price of the field.

27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance of thy maidens.

1 The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion.

2 By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.

3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

4 Those that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.

5 Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

6 Better is the poor that walks in his perfection than he that is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.

7 Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son, but he that is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

8 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

10 Whosoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit, but the perfect shall inherit every good thing.

11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor that has understanding is wiser than he.

12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, the sane man hides himself.

13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.

14 Blessed is the man that fears God always, but he that hardens his heart shall fall into evil.

15 As a roaring lion and a hungry bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor, but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee all the way to the grave, and no one shall sustain him.

18 Whosoever walks in integrity shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall into one of them.