8 Do not rush out to argue your case [before magistrates or judges];Otherwise what will you do in the end [when your case is lost and]When your neighbor (opponent) humiliates you? Amplified Bible (AMP) Bible Book List. Proverbs 25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 28 He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls. 12 Like an earring or nose ring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and obeys. Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory. Let your foot seldom be in your neighbor’s house. The message of these verses is the admonition to return good for evil in the hope that your enemy will be moved to repentance. It is better to live in a corner of the housetop [on the flat roof, exposed to the weather]. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. (H), 15 By long forbearance and calmness of spirit a judge or ruler is persuaded, and soft speech breaks down the most bonelike resistance.(I). 11 A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.(G). Is confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble. 1These are also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied: 2It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. The message of these verses is the admonition to return good for evil in the hope that your enemy will be moved to repentance. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing. 16:12) who, on the Day of Atonement, took his censer and filled it with “coals of fire” from off the altar of burnt offering, and then put incense on the coals to create a pleasing, sweet-smelling fragrance. (H)15 By patience and a calm spirit a ruler may be persuaded,And a soft and gentle tongue breaks the bone [of resistance]. 13 Like the cold of snow [brought from the mountains] in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the life of his masters. 14 Whoever falsely boasts of gifts [he does not give] is like clouds and wind without rain. (M), Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), This is not to be understood as a revengeful act intended to embarrass its victim, but just the opposite. 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth [the material for] a vessel for the silversmith [to work up].(C). 16 Have you found [pleasure sweet like] honey? But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Similitudes, Instructions. As the heavens for height and the earth for depth. The cloud or smoke of the incense covered the mercy seat and was acceptable to God for atonement. Is a man who boasts falsely of gifts [he does not give]. The ancient rabbis explained this as a reference to the countless details of government that are a king’s responsibility. 27 It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to seek glory, their own glory, causes suffering and is not glory. 22 For in doing so, you will [a]heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord will reward you. 15:1; 16:14. (L)25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul,So is good news from a distant land.26 Like a muddied fountain and a polluted springIs a righteous man who yields and compromises his integrity before the wicked.27 It is not good to eat much honey,Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.28 Like a city that is broken down and without walls [leaving it unprotected]Is a man who has no self-control over his spirit [and sets himself up for trouble].(M). Amplified Bible Update. 25 These are also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied:(A), 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.(B). Or he will become tired of you and hate you. Like the cold of snow [brought from the mountains] in the time of harvest. Amplified Bible (AMP). (E)9 Argue your case with your neighbor himself [before you go to court];And do not reveal another’s secret,(F)10 Or he who hears it will shame youAnd the rumor about you [and your action in court] will have no end. Proverbs 25:1-3 Amplified Bible (AMP) Similitudes, Instructions. Read full chapter. (E), 9 Argue your cause with your neighbor himself; discover not and disclose not another’s secret,(F). 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing. Samuel Wesley wrote:/ “So artists melt the sullen ore of lead,/ By heaping coals of fire upon its head:/ In the kind warmth the metal learns to glow,/ And pure from dross the silver runs below.”. Proverbs 31:25. 23 The north wind brings forth rain; so does a backbiting tongue bring forth an angry countenance. 1 THESE ARE also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied: . Amplified© Bible; Proverbs 25 Proverbs 25. Argue your case with your neighbor himself [before you go to court]; And the rumor about you [and your action in court] will have no end. 24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a disagreeing, quarrelsome, and scolding woman.(L). If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. 25 These are also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied: 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing. Eat only as much as you need,Otherwise, being filled excessively, you vomit it.17 Let your foot seldom be in your neighbor’s house,Or he will become tired of you and hate you.18 Like a club and a sword and a piercing arrowIs a man who testifies falsely against his neighbor (acquaintance).19 Like a broken tooth or an unsteady footIs confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble.20 Like one who takes off a garment in cold weather, or like [a reactive, useless mixture of] vinegar on soda,Is he who [thoughtlessly] sings [joyful] songs to a heavy heart. Like a city that is broken down and without walls [leaving it unprotected]. Is he who [thoughtlessly] sings [joyful] songs to a heavy heart. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring. 11 Like apples of gold in settings of silverIs a word spoken at the right time. 3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, so the hearts and minds of kings are unsearchable. [Deu 6 Be not forward (self-assertive and boastfully ambitious) in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men; 7 For better it is that it should be said to you, Come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whose eyes have seen you. 25 These are also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied: (B)3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,So the hearts and minds of kings are [a]unsearchable.4 Take away the dross from the silver,And there comes out [the pure metal for] a vessel for the silversmith [to shape]. Amplified Bible Update. Gen. 32:4; I Sam. And his throne will be established in righteousness. Amplified Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy (indexed), Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy.