Proverbs 25:2
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon

1These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. 2It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. 3The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. 5Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. 6Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: 7For better it is that it be said to you, Come up here; than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince whom your eyes have seen. 8Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame. 9Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another: 10Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and your infamy turn not away. 11A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear. 13As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters. 14Whoever boasts himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. 15By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone. 16Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it. 17Withdraw your foot from your neighbor's house; lest he be weary of you, and so hate you. 18A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. 19Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. 20As he that takes away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar on nitre, so is he that singes songs to an heavy heart. 21If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: 22For you shall heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD shall reward you. 23The north wind drives away rain: so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. 24It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house. 25As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. 26A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. 27It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. 28He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.


Ezra 6:1
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.


Proverbs 25:3
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.


Treasury of Scripture

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

the glory

Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever...

Job 11:7,8 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection...

Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Job 40:2 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.

Job 42:3 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me...

Romans 11:33,34 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!...

the honour

1 Kings 3:9-28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

1 Kings 4:29-34 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore...

Ezra 4:15,19 That search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so shall you find in the book of the records...

Ezra 5:17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon...

Ezra 6:1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Strong's Concordance
[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.
Topical Bible
Conceal Glory Hide Honor Honour Kings Matter Search Searched Secret
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