are also proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a
but the honour of kings is to search out
3 The heaven for height,
and the earth for depth,
and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
4 Take away the dross from the silver,
and there shall come forth a vessel for
5 Take away the wicked from before the
and his throne shall be established in
6 Put not forth thyself in the presence
of the king,
and stand not in the place of great men:
7 For better it is that it be said unto
Come up hither;
than that thou shouldest be put lower
in the presence of the prince whom thine
eyes have seen.
8 Go not forth hastily to strive,
lest thou know not what to do in the end
when thy neighbour hath put thee to
9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour
and discover not a secret to another:
10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to
and thine infamy turn not away.
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of
in pictures of silver.
12 As an earring of gold,
and an ornament of fine gold,
so is a wise reprover upon an obedient
13 As the cold of snow in the time of
so is a faithful messenger to them that
for he refresheth the soul of his
14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false
is like clouds and wind without rain.
15 By long forbearing is a prince
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
16 Hast thou found honey?
eat so much as is sufficient for thee,
lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit
17 Withdraw thy foot from thy
lest he be weary of thee,
and so hate thee.
18 A man that beareth 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 taketh away a garment in
and as vinegar upon nitre,
so is he that singeth songs to an heavy
21 If thine enemy be hungry,
give him bread to eat;
and if he be thirsty, give him water to
22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire
upon his head,
and the LORD shall reward thee.
23 The north wind driveth away rain:
so doth an angry countenance a
24 It is better to dwell in the corner
of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman and in a wide
25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.
26 A righteous man falling down before
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
28 He that hath no rule over his own
is like a city that is broken down,
and without walls.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611