25 These also are mproverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.
2 It is the glory of God to nconceal things,
but the glory of kings is to osearch things out.
so the heart of kings is punsearchable.
4 Take away qthe dross from the silver,
and rthe smith has material for a vessel;
5 take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king,
and his tthrone will be established in righteousness.
7 for uit is better to be told, “Come up here,”
for2 what will you do in the end,
9 xArgue your case with your neighbor himself,
11 yA word fitly spoken
12 Like za gold ring or an ornament of gold
is a wise reprover to aa listening ear.
is ba faithful messenger to those who send him;
14 Like cclouds and wind without rain
is a man who dboasts of a gift he does not give.
15 With epatience a ruler may be persuaded,
18 A man who hbears false witness against his neighbor
is like a war club, or ia sword, or a sharp arrow.
20 Whoever jsings songs to a heavy heart
21 kIf your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
22 for you will heap lburning coals on his head,
24 mIt is better to live in a corner of the housetop
25 Like cold water to na thirsty soul,
so is ogood news from a far country.
26 Like pa muddied spring or a polluted fountain
27 It is qnot good to eat much honey,
28 A man swithout self-control
is like ta city broken into and left without walls.