Daily Bible Reading
Proverbs Chapters 25-26
More Proverbs of Solomon
Pro 25:1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Pro 25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Pro 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
Pro 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Pro 25:6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
Pro 25:7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
Pro 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Pro 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Pro 25:10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Pro 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Pro 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Pro 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Pro 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Pro 25:16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
Pro 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
Pro 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Pro 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Pro 25:20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
Pro 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
Pro 25:22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Pro 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Pro 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
Pro 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Pro 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Pro 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Pro 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Pro 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Pro 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Pro 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Pro 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Pro 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Pro 26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Pro 26:9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Pro 26:10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Pro 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Pro 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Pro 26:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
Pro 26:14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
Pro 26:15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
Pro 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Pro 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Pro 26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
Pro 26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Pro 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Pro 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Pro 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Pro 26:23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Pro 26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
Pro 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Pro 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Pro 26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Pro 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.