1 These also are aproverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
2 It is the glory of God to aconceal a matter,
But the glory of bkings is to search out a matter.
So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
4 Take away the adross from the silver,
And there comes out a vessel for the bsmith;
5 Take away the awicked before the king,
And his bthrone will be established in righteousness.
And do not stand in the place of great men;
7 For ait is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince,
Whom your eyes have seen.
When your neighbor humiliates you?
And bdo not reveal the secret of another,
And the evil report about you will not 1pass away.
Is a wise reprover to a dlistening ear.
13 Like the cold of snow in the 1time of harvest
Is a afaithful messenger to those who send him,
For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Is a man who boasts 1of his gifts falsely.
And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
Or he will become 1weary of you and hate you.
Is a man who bears cfalse witness against his neighbor.
19 Like a bad tooth and 1an unsteady foot
Is confidence in a afaithless man in time of trouble.
20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on 1soda,
Is he who sings songs to 2a troubled heart.
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22 For you will 1heap burning coals on his head,
And athe Lord will reward you.
24 It is abetter to live in a corner of the roof
Than 1in a house shared with a contentious woman.
So is agood news from a distant land.
Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
28 Like a acity that is broken into and without walls
Is a man bwho has no control over his spirit.
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