Similitudes, Instructions1These also are a proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed. 2It is the glory of God to b conceal a matter,
But the glory of c kings is to search out a matter.
3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
4Take away the d dross from the silver,
And there comes out a vessel for the e smith;
5Take away the f wicked before the king,
And his g throne will be established in righteousness.
6Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,
And do not stand in the place of great men;
7For h it 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.
8Do not go out i hastily to ▼
▼ Lit contendargue your case;
▼ Lit LestOtherwise, what will you do in ▼
▼ Lit itsthe end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?
▼ Lit Contend, n Argue your case with your neighbor,
And o do not reveal the secret of another,
10Or he who hears it will reproach you,
And the evil report about you will not ▼
▼ Lit returnpass away.
11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a q word spoken in ▼
▼ Lit itsright circumstances.
12 Like ▼
▼ Or a nose ringan t earring of gold and an u ornament of v fine gold
Is a wise reprover to a w listening ear.
13Like the cold of snow in the ▼
▼ Lit daytime of harvest
Is a y faithful messenger to those who send him,
For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
14 Like z clouds and aa wind without rain
Is a man who boasts ▼
▼ Lit in a gift of falsehoodof his gifts falsely.
▼ Lit length of anger, ad forbearance a ruler may be persuaded,
And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
16Have you ae found honey? Eat only ▼
▼ Lit your sufficiencywhat you need,
That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
17Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house,
Or he will become ▼
▼ Lit surfeited withweary of you and hate you.
18 Like a club and a ah sword and a sharp ai arrow
Is a man who bears aj false witness against his neighbor.
19 Like a bad tooth and ▼
▼ Lit a slipping footan unsteady foot
Is confidence in a al faithless man in time of trouble.
20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on ▼
▼ I.e. natronsoda,
Is he who sings songs to ▼
▼ Lit an evila troubled heart.
21 ao If ▼
▼ Lit one who hates youyour enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22For you will ▼
▼ Lit snatch upheap burning coals on his head,
And ar the Lord will reward you.
23The north wind brings forth rain,
And a ▼
▼ Lit tongue of secrecy, at backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
24It is au better to live in a corner of the roof
▼ Lit with a woman of contentions and a house of associationin a house shared with a contentious woman.
25 Like cold water to a weary soul,
So is aw good news from a distant land.
26 Like a ax trampled spring and a ▼
▼ Lit ruinedpolluted well
Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
27It is not good to eat much honey,
Nor is it glory to az search out ▼
▼ Lit theirone’s own glory.
28 Like a bb city that is broken into and without walls
Is a man bc who has no control over his spirit.
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