You have not started any reading plans.
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.c
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence,d
and do not claim a place among his great men;
7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,”g
than for him to humiliate you before his nobles.
What you have seen with your eyes
8 do not bringa hastily to court,
for what will you do in the end
if your neighbor puts you to shame?h
do not betray another’s confidence,
and the charge against you will stand.
is a ruling rightly given.
is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.j
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.k
is one who boasts of gifts never given.
15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,l
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.m
too much of it, and you will vomit.n
too much of you, and they will hate you.
is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.o
is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.
or like vinegar poured on a wound,
is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
22 In doing this, you will heap burning coalsp on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.q
is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.r
is good news from a distant land.s
are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
27 It is not good to eat too much honey,t
nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.u
is a person who lacks self-control.
About The New International Version
The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™
Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.
The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:
“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.
Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.
Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com
Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk
Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com
Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.