- These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of
Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
- [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour
of kings [is] to search out a matter.
- The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the
heart of kings [is] unsearchable.
- Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come
forth a vessel for the finer.
- Take away the wicked [from] before the king, and his throne
shall be established in righteousness.
- Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and
stand not in the place of great [men]:
- For better [it is] that it be said unto thee, Come up
hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence
of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
- Go not forth hastily to strive, lest [thou know not] what
to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to
- Debate thy cause with thy neighbour [himself]; and discover
not a secret to another:
- Lest he that heareth [it] put thee to shame, and thine
infamy turn not away.
- A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures
- [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so
is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
- As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, [so is] a
faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the
soul of his masters.
- Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds
and wind without rain.
- By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft
tongue breaketh the bone.
- Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for
thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
- Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be
weary of thee, and [so] hate thee.
- A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour
[is] a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
- Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble [is
like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
- [As] he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, [and
as] vinegar upon nitre, so [is] he that singeth songs to an
- If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he
be thirsty, give him water to drink:
- For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the
LORD shall reward thee.
- The north wind driveth away rain: so [doth] an angry
countenance a backbiting tongue.
- [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
- [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from
a far country.
- A righteous man falling down before the wicked [is as] a
troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
- [It is] not good to eat much honey: so [for men] to search
their own glory [is not] glory.
- He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a
city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.
King James Bible 1603
(Network Version, 1994)
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