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Proverbs 25 - NIV

More Proverbs of Solomon

1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:

2

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.

3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

4

Remove the dross from the silver,
and a silversmith can produce a vessel;

5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence,
and his throne will be established through righteousness.

6

Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
and do not claim a place among his great men;

7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,”
than for him to humiliate you before his nobles.

What you have seen with your eyes

8 do not bring[a] hastily to court,
for what will you do in the end
if your neighbor puts you to shame?

9

If you take your neighbor to court,
do not betray another’s confidence,

10 or the one who hears it may shame you
and the charge against you will stand.

11

Like apples[b] of gold in settings of silver
is a ruling rightly given.

12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

13

Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.

14 Like clouds and wind without rain
is one who boasts of gifts never given.

15

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

16

If you find honey, eat just enough—
too much of it, and you will vomit.

17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—
too much of you, and they will hate you.

18

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow
is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.

19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot
is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.

20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
or like vinegar poured on a wound,
is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

21

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.

23

Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.

24

Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

25

Like cold water to a weary soul
is good news from a distant land.

26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

27

It is not good to eat too much honey,
nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.

28

Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.

Footnotes

a. Proverbs 25:8 Or nobles on whom you had set your eyes. Do not go
b. Proverbs 25:11 Or possibly apricots


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Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Aug, 2016
Summary: Are you trying to break bones of resistance or break relationships?
Scripture: Proverbs 25:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 164
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show in the bible who to vote for in the coming elections.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:5
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 721
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Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2015
Summary: THIS STUDY ADDRESSES TWO SIDES OF ANGER.
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show that we need to pray harder for GOD to remove these criminals seated in government so that any country will be established in righteousness.
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Shared by: Felicia Clayborne on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Reylourd Reyes on Jul, 2014
Summary: Know what it takes to be in a community. Find ways to communicate healthy.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:11-12
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 681
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Shared by: John McCormack on Jun, 2014
Summary: THIS STUDY ADDRESSES MODERATION.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 810
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Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2014
Summary: A discussion on the power of words and how they can build you up or tear you down.
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2013
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at chapter 25.
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:1-28
Views: 1,811
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Self Control
Shared by: Clarence Clough on Aug, 2013
Summary: The secret of self control is Christ control.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 553
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Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jul, 2013
Summary: “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”(Hebrews 12:11) "A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: *other
Views: 27,193
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Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Apr, 2013
Summary: “A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples on a silver tray.” Proverbs 25:11
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:11
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Views: 4,507
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Mar, 2013
Summary: Prudent, accurate, honest, sensitive communication is a major theme threaded through Proverbs. This emphasis is mandated because words & actions are the way we relate to one another. Basically, we need to accentuate the positive & eliminate the negative.
Series: Proverbs
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:11-18
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Views: 3,116
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Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2012
Summary: By allowing the flesh to yield to the Spirit, much progress can be made in the Kingdom of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,211
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Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2011
Summary: What Do Wise Words Look Like in Our Lives
Scripture: Proverbs 25:11
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Summary: Discusses the Spiritual Battles every Christian goes through
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 880
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Shared by: Capitan Gerardo Balmori on Apr, 2011
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Apr, 2010
Summary: This collection of 137 proverbs was spoken by Solomon and most likely copied into a collection during the reign of Judah’s king, Hezekiah. These proverbs were added to the collection of Proverbs. King Hezekiah tried to bring revival to Judah, he elevated
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:1-28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,977
Joe Hayes avatar
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Shared by: Joe Hayes on Nov, 2008
Summary: How not to fall apart, just one lack of self control can cause the whole person to fall You can also listen at www.preaching.co.nr
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,372
Ken Harris avatar
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Shared by: Ken Harris on Sep, 2008
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God gives his leaders WISDOM to COMBAT against NIGHT OPERATIONS.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 25:2-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,945
Alan McCann avatar
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Shared by: Alan McCann on Sep, 2008
Summary: self-control - is at the heart of our faithful walk before God and people. We lose it in small ways which leads to bigger problems
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 1,965
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Shared by: Dan Cormie on Feb, 2008
Summary: A message about the importance of developing strong self-discipline.
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,391
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Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Sep, 2007
Summary: Somebody once said that "no persons education is complete if they do not know the Bible". The purpose of this sermon is to examine the supernatural nature of the Bible and ignite in our hearts a desire to search the many hidden truths buried in it.
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:2
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 4,637
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Shared by: Clarence Clough on May, 2007
Summary: This message address some of the root causes of many personal and societal problems.
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 985
Jonathan Powell avatar
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Shared by: Jonathan Powell on May, 2007
Summary: The removal of sin in our lives adds blessings
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 25:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 958
Paul Hammons avatar
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Shared by: Paul Hammons on Mar, 2007
Summary: The words we use to communicate can be very powerful. So we need to be very careful how we use them. Words can make us happy, or sad, they can make us angry or fill us with joy, they can make us laugh or cry. They can heal or they can hurt. Words are an i
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Scripture: Proverbs 25:11
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Views: 9,696
Ken Mowery avatar
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Shared by: Ken Mowery on Dec, 2006
Summary: Message about the importance of self control when it comes to anger and to the tongue.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 25:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,592
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Shared by: Todd Riley on Mar, 2006
Summary: A survey of Proverbs 21-25
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 21:1-25:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,084
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Shared by: Charles Salmon on Jul, 2005
Summary: Sermon on the words of men and the Word of God.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 25:11
Views: 891
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Shared by: Paul Fritz on May, 2005
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