Proverbs Chapter 25

Proverbs 25

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 honour 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 thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

7For 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.

8Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

9Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

10Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine 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 upon 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 refresheth the soul of his masters.

14Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

15By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

16Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

17Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

18A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour 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 taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

23The north wind driveth away rain: so doth 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 hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

 

27 thoughts on “Proverbs Chapter 25

  1. v 28 msg “A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out” I know that in order to BE CHURCH I must bear the fruits of the Spirit. One of those fruits being temperance (self-control). Our physical lodging is defenseless without doors and windows. The same is true of our spirit. Sin has easy access to us when we walk in the flesh and not in the spirit. I pray that I will bear fruit that would lead others to Christ.

  2. vs.18 Teiiing lies about someone is as harmful as hitting him with an axe or wounding him with a sword or shooting him with a sharp arrow. I think this vs. has a lot of meaning.Lies about someone can do alot more dammage to the person beiing lied about than the lier realizes

  3. 16Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    The perfect holiday scripture! (lol) Merry Christmas to my POFW Family! I love you!

  4. 21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

    22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

    No need to Be Fake
    No Need to Be Rude
    No Need to Be Mean-Spirited

    Be Real
    Be Kind
    Be Gentle
    BE CHURCH

  5. .
    21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

    22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

    No need to Be Fake
    No Need to Be Rude
    No Need to Be Mean-Spirited

    Be Real
    Be Kind
    Be Gentle
    BE CHURCH

  6. Confidence – a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances: faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way; the quality or state of being certain.

    When we read verse 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. We find the real value of relationship.

    In times of trouble, when help is needed and we look to lean on those we have labored with it is like the pain of a “broken tooth” and “a foot out of joint”. The pain of broken confidence is an that ache that does not end quickly and hurts deeply.

    If someone has placed confidence in us we should BE Church and BE there when they need us. Jesus help me be faithful.

  7. 15By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

    I’m learning to speak with a soft tongue…not easy to do sometimes, but it does work!

  8. Wow how many times since I’ve been reading Proverbs this month has the scripture referred to the brawling or contentious woman? Lord, help me to represent you and BE CHURCH in mhy attitude, actions so that I am not labeled a brawing, contentionous, dripping faucet of a woman. Let my spirit and heart be right.

  9. “As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” You know what it’s like to be hot and thirsty, and nothing will quinch your thirst like a nice cold glass of water? It’s the same feeling when you are a little homesick. I live 925 miles from my family and friends in Illinois. It’s always refreshing to get a card, letter, or phone call from someone back home. It quinches the longing in my heart to see them. So, I encourage you today, if you have a loved one or friend far away, send them a card or make a phone call to let them know that you love them.

  10. vs 19 If you bite down hard with a broken tooth, you’ll wish you hadn’t . If you put your weight on a foot that’s out of joint it will let you down . That’s exactly wat it’s like to put comfidence in an unreliable person in time of trouble-painful and disappointing.

  11. Verse 21 and 22 it is important that we work hard to be at peace with everyone because in doing so we will be blessed of God and mabey even win a friend.

  12. 21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
    22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
    Kill with kindness! Don’t think you are going to solve anything by backbiting and trying to get revenge. Revenge is mine saith the Lord! A question that never gets old to me is, “What would Jesus do?”
    He would
    BE CHURCH

  13. With no self control over your sprit the bible says its like a city that is broken down, and without walls. The devil will tempt you, and you will give in each time cause their is no covering no holy ghost, and the flesh is getting the best of you!

  14. This chapter has a simple message, which is to be Christ like. This chapter also gives enough meat for all to learn from and grow. If we are kind to others, giving to others and speak not of others than we will be like a Christian should be. Thank God for wise men and women and their examples, we can learn so much from them. May the Lord Bless you all on this Christmas day.

  15. This chapter tells us how to be a christian. We should show kindness and love to other’s, we should want to be Gods image. Read,Listen, Learn and seek for him.
    God bless everyone ❤

  16. As christians we need to be a helping hand to all of those around us. God sees your sacrifices…follow in Gods word its a map unto our feet. Proverbs has opened the door for my walk with God and I pray God keeps revealing to me his desires in my life.

  17. 21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

    22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

    Heaping hot coals upon ones head doesnt mean that we are getting them back taking vengence on them for what they did to us. I think it is like the coal the angel put upon isaiah, it cleansed him of his sins. When we are a servant with a humble attitude and loving spirit to our enemy we allow them to see more of God, and draw them nearer to the altar of repentance and reconciliation. Lets not misuse scripture for our own gain but see the love God has for us and our enemies. Be Church

  18. V20 “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.”

    This scenario reminds me of what it’s like to have a bad bruise; it already hurts enough on it’s own, but it’s that much worse if someone isn’t careful and goes and bumps that sore spot. That idea in v20 seems to vividly illustrate the theme of this chapter involving doing things appropriate for the circumstances. We see matters of social wisdom (v6-7), indulging in moderation (v16), and the proper treatment of enemies (21-22), among other examples. Along with this theme, I notice that the proper response stated is often not the one we are automatically likely to want to give. Truly we must die daily to self.

  19. As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

    I must of read this hundreds of times and it never meant that much until last Friday, there was a earthquake in Puerto Rico and I couldnt get a hold of my mother. Once my sister called and let me know she was fine, that she was outside with the neighbor; I praise God and thank Him and all of the sudden I felt this refreshing feeling over me. HIS WORD IS TRUTH!!!

  20. v12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

    Is important how we talk to those that follow us. The wrong words can cause them to turn away, but the right words will make them a great leader. Our words have the power to destroy or lift up, we must choose which way to take.

  21. Proverbs25:26 As he that taketh away a garment in cold water, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. I was thinking about it, and that is true we have to be careful about
    our comments to people in trouble or pain or sin, because we have to be the healing medicine not the virus(sickness).

  22. Vs 21-22: Bless and curse not your enemy-God’s revenge is better than anything we could ever do-and it might also be that God’s mercy is extended to your enemy and he then becomes your friend!

  23. v6,7 We should not seek honor for ourselves. It is better to quietly and faithfully accomplish the work God has given us to do.

  24. vs ” 18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.” … we must be cautious of what we say because we can tear people down or build them up. We must also remember that there is life and death in our tounges…

  25. Verse 11-12 (Message Version) says…The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, And a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger. You never know when something you say may be encouraging to someone around you. Also, to be a good friend is to know when to speak up and let God use you.

  26. I believe we are to be good to others without expecting anything in return. and if someone is ugly to us just kill them with kindness a missionary told me that years ago & it blows their minds because they expect you to lose control like them not be nice. Be Church

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