1 H4912 These are also proverbs H8010 of Solomon H582 , which the men H2396 of Hezekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H6275 [H8689] copied out.
2 H3519 It is the glory H430 of God H5641 [H8687] to conceal H1697 a thing H3519 : but the honour H4428 of kings H2713 [H8800] is to search out H1697 a matter.
3 H8064 The heaven H7312 for height H776 , and the earth H6011 for depth H3820 , and the heart H4428 of kings H2714 is unsearchable.
4 H1898 [H8800] Take away H5509 the dross H3701 from the silver H3318 [H8799] , and there shall come forth H3627 a vessel H6884 [H8802] for the refiner.
5 H1898 [H8800] Take away H7563 the wicked H6440 from before H4428 the king H3678 , and his throne H3559 [H8735] shall be established H6664 in righteousness.
6 H1921 [H8691] Put not forth H6440 thyself in the presence H4428 of the king H5975 [H8799] , and stand H4725 not in the place H1419 of great men:
7 H2896 For better H559 [H8800] it is that it be said H5927 [H8798] to thee, Come up H8213 [H8687] here; than that thou shouldest be put lower H6440 in the presence H5081 of the prince H5869 whom thy eyes H7200 [H8804] have seen.
8 H3318 [H8799] Go not forth H4118 hastily H7378 [H8800] to strive H6213 [H8799] , lest thou know not what to do H319 in its end H7453 , when thy neighbour H3637 [H8687] hath put thee to shame.
9 H7378 [H8798] Debate H7379 thy cause H7453 with thy neighbour H1540 [H8762] himself; and reveal H5475 not a secret H312 to another:
10 H8085 [H8802] Lest he that heareth H2616 [H8762] it put thee to shame H1681 , and thy infamy H7725 [H8799] turn not away.
11 H1697 A word H212 H655 [H8675] fitly H1696 [H8803] spoken H8598 is like apples H2091 of gold H4906 in pictures H3701 of silver.
12 H5141 As an earring H2091 of gold H2481 , and an ornament H3800 of fine gold H2450 , so is a wise H3198 [H8688] reprover H8085 [H8802] upon an obedient H241 ear.
13 H6793 As the cold H7950 of snow H3117 in the time H7105 of harvest H539 [H8737] , so is a faithful H6735 messenger H7971 [H8802] to them that send H7725 [H8686] him: for he refresheth H5315 the soul H113 of his masters.
14 H376 Whoever H1984 [H8693] boasteth H8267 himself of a false H4991 gift H5387 is like clouds H7307 and wind H1653 without rain.
15 H753 By long H639 forbearing H7101 is a prince H6601 [H8792] persuaded H7390 , and a soft H3956 tongue H7665 [H8799] breaketh H1634 the bone.
16 H4672 [H8804] Hast thou found H1706 honey H398 [H8798] ? eat H1767 so much as is sufficient H7646 [H8799] for thee, lest thou be filled H6958 [H8689] with it, and vomit it.
17 H3365 [H8685] Withdraw H7272 thy foot H7453 from thy neighbour's H1004 house H7646 [H8799] ; lest he be weary H8130 [H8804] of thee, and so hate thee.
18 H376 A man H6030 [H8802] that beareth H8267 false H5707 witness H7453 against his neighbour H4650 is a club H2719 , and a sword H8150 [H8802] , and a sharp H2671 arrow.
19 H4009 Confidence H898 [H8802] in an unfaithful man H3117 in time H6869 of trouble H7465 is like a broken H8127 tooth H7272 , and a foot H4154 out of joint.
20 H5710 [H8688] As he that taketh away H899 a garment H7135 in cold H3117 weather H2558 , and as vinegar H5427 upon soda H7891 [H8802] , so is he that singeth H7892 songs H7451 to an heavy H3820 heart.
21 H8130 [H8802] If thy enemy H7457 shall hunger H3899 , give him bread H398 [H8685] to eat H6771 ; and if he shall thirst H4325 , give him water H8248 [H8685] to drink:
22 H2846 [H8802] For thou shalt heap H1513 coals of fire H7218 upon his head H3068 , and the LORD H7999 [H8762] shall reward thee.
23 H6828 The north H7307 wind H2342 [H8787] driveth away H1653 rain H2194 [H8737] : so doth an angry H6440 countenance H5643 a backbiting H3956 tongue.
24 H2896 It is better H3427 [H8800] to dwell H6438 in a corner H1406 of the housetop H4079 H4066 [H8675] , than with a brawling H802 woman H2267 and in a wide H1004 house.
25 H7119 As cold H4325 waters H5889 to a thirsty H5315 soul H2896 , so is good H8052 news H4801 from a far H776 country.
26 H6662 A righteous H4131 [H8801] man falling down H6440 before H7563 the wicked H7515 [H8737] is as a troubled H4599 fountain H7843 [H8716] , and a corrupt H4726 spring.
27 H2896 It is not good H398 [H8800] to eat H7235 [H8687] much H1706 honey H2714 : so for men to search H3519 their own glory H3519 is not glory.