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Proverbs 25

Overview

Proverbs 25:1, Observations about kings, Proverbs 25:8, and about avoiding causes of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

Verse 1

proverbs: Proverbs 1:1, Proverbs 10:1, 1 Kings 4:32, Ecclesiastes 12:9

which: Isaiah 1:1, Isaiah 36:22, Isaiah 37:2, Hosea 1:1, Micah 1:1

Verse 2

the glory: Deuteronomy 29:29, Job 11:7, Job 11:8, Job 38:4-41, Job 39:1-30, Job 40:2, Job 42:3, Romans 11:33, Romans 11:34

the honour: 1 Kings 3:9-28, 1 Kings 4:29-34, Ezra 4:15, Ezra 4:19, Ezra 5:17, Ezra 6:1, Job 29:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:4 - inquired 1 Samuel 20:12 - sounded 2 Samuel 1:5 - How knowest Luke 6:27 - Love

Verse 3

heaven: Psalms 103:11, Isaiah 7:11, Isaiah 55:9, Romans 8:39

is unsearchable: Heb. there is no searching, 1 Kings 4:29, 1 Peter 1:7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:12 - sounded Job 11:8 - It is as high as heaven Psalms 15:3 - taketh up Isaiah 55:8 - General Romans 11:33 - the depth

Verse 4

Proverbs 17:3, Isaiah 1:25-27, Malachi 3:3, 2 Timothy 2:20, 2 Timothy 2:21, 1 Peter 1:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:40 - take away Jeremiah 6:30 - Reprobate silver

Verse 5

away: Proverbs 20:8, 1 Kings 2:33, 1 Kings 2:46, Esther 7:10, Esther 8:11-17, Psalms 101:7, Psalms 101:8

his: Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 20:28, Proverbs 29:14, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 16:5

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:40 - take away 1 Samuel 24:1 - it was told 2 Samuel 3:39 - I am 1 Kings 2:45 - the throne Proverbs 14:35 - king's Jeremiah 22:15 - and do

Verse 6

Put not forth thyself: Heb. Set not out thy glory, Proverbs 25:27, Proverbs 27:2

in the presence: Proverbs 16:19, Exodus 3:11, 1 Samuel 9:20-22, 1 Samuel 15:17, 1 Samuel 18:18-23, 2 Samuel 7:8-17, Psalms 131:1, Jeremiah 1:6-10, Amos 7:12-15

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:4 - Oh that I Proverbs 15:33 - and Matthew 23:6 - General Matthew 25:40 - the King Luke 14:8 - When Luke 14:10 - go

Verse 7

that it: Proverbs 16:19, Luke 14:8-10

Come: Be humble; affect not high things; keep thyself quiet; and thou shalt live at ease, in safety, and in peace. Revelation 4:1

than: Luke 18:14, 1 Peter 5:5

Reciprocal: Proverbs 15:33 - and Matthew 23:6 - General Matthew 25:40 - the King Luke 14:10 - go

Verse 8

hastily: Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 30:33, 2 Samuel 2:14-16, 2 Samuel 2:26, 2 Kings 14:8-12, Luke 14:31, Luke 14:32

what: Proverbs 14:12, Jeremiah 5:31, Matthew 5:25

Reciprocal: Judges 11:12 - sent messengers 1 Samuel 25:13 - Gird ye 2 Samuel 2:27 - unless 2 Samuel 10:6 - Syrians of Bethrehob 2 Samuel 20:1 - he blew 1 Kings 3:25 - Divide 2 Kings 14:10 - why shouldest Proverbs 3:30 - General Proverbs 13:10 - with Proverbs 14:29 - but Proverbs 19:2 - and Proverbs 20:3 - an Proverbs 20:18 - and Luke 12:58 - thou goest Acts 12:20 - but Acts 19:36 - ye ought 1 Corinthians 13:4 - vaunteth not itself

Verse 9

with: Matthew 18:5-17

a secret to another: or, the secret of another, Proverbs 11:13, Proverbs 20:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:22 - told Genesis 21:25 - reproved Joshua 22:13 - Phinehas Judges 11:12 - sent messengers 2 Samuel 13:22 - spake Proverbs 3:30 - General Matthew 5:24 - there Matthew 18:15 - go Luke 12:58 - thou goest

Verse 10

thine: Psalms 119:39

Reciprocal: Matthew 18:15 - go

Verse 11

word: Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 24:26, Ecclesiastes 12:10, Isaiah 50:4

fitly spoken: Heb. spoken upon his wheels

is like: Rather "is like golden apples (tappuchim, in Arabic, tuffach), in baskets (maskeeyoth, in Arabic, shakeekat) of silver." A word spoken with propriety, opportunely, and suitably to the occasion, is as much in its place, and as conspicuously beautiful, as the golden fruit which appears through the apertures of an exquisitely wrought silver basket.

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:37 - the thing Judges 8:3 - Then 1 Samuel 24:16 - Is this 2 Kings 5:14 - went he down Ezra 10:5 - arose Job 6:25 - forcible Psalms 37:30 - General Psalms 85:8 - folly Proverbs 10:20 - tongue Proverbs 12:25 - but Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant Proverbs 18:20 - General Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Matthew 12:35 - good man Luke 4:22 - the gracious Acts 6:5 - the saying Ephesians 4:29 - that which Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 12

an earring: Job 42:11

a wise: Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 1:9, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 15:31, Proverbs 15:32, Proverbs 27:5, Proverbs 27:6, 1 Samuel 25:31-34, Psalms 141:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:16 - thus 1 Samuel 25:33 - blessed 2 Samuel 12:13 - I have sinned 1 Kings 12:8 - General 2 Kings 5:14 - went he down 2 Kings 20:14 - What said 2 Chronicles 10:8 - he forsook 2 Chronicles 18:7 - Let not the Ezra 10:5 - arose Job 6:24 - Teach me Proverbs 9:9 - General Proverbs 10:20 - tongue Proverbs 13:18 - he Proverbs 15:2 - tongue Proverbs 15:23 - joy Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant Proverbs 18:20 - General Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 24:26 - shall Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ecclesiastes 12:10 - acceptable words Ezekiel 3:20 - because Ezekiel 16:11 - General Matthew 12:35 - good man Acts 6:5 - the saying Acts 10:33 - are we Acts 18:26 - expounded Ephesians 4:29 - that which Ephesians 5:11 - but Colossians 4:6 - your 2 Thessalonians 3:15 - admonish

Verse 13

Proverbs 25:25, Proverbs 13:17, Proverbs 26:6, Philippians 2:25-30

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:24 - Truly the Lord Joshua 22:32 - and brought 2 Samuel 18:27 - He is a good 1 Kings 20:33 - the men Proverbs 10:26 - vinegar Romans 15:32 - and may 1 Corinthians 16:18 - they 1 Timothy 3:11 - not

Verse 14

boasteth: Proverbs 20:6, 1 Kings 22:11, Luke 14:11, Luke 18:10-14, 2 Corinthians 11:13-18, 2 Corinthians 11:31, 2 Peter 2:15-19, Jude 1:12, Jude 1:13, Jude 1:16

of a false gift: Heb. in a gift of falsehood

Reciprocal: Romans 1:22 - General Romans 15:18 - I will 1 Corinthians 4:8 - ye are full 2 Corinthians 10:13 - we will not Galatians 6:3 - if 1 Timothy 6:4 - He James 4:16 - General

Verse 15

long: Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 16:14, Genesis 32:4-21, 1 Samuel 25:14, 1 Samuel 25:24-44, Ecclesiastes 10:4

the bone: Rather, "a bone;" that is, soft and conciliating language will often accomplish the most difficult things.

Reciprocal: Judges 8:3 - Then Judges 14:9 - General 1 Samuel 1:15 - my Lord Job 41:3 - General Proverbs 15:18 - he Proverbs 31:26 - in her

Verse 16

Hast: Proverbs 24:13, Proverbs 24:14, Judges 14:8, Judges 14:9, 1 Samuel 14:25-27, Isaiah 7:15, Isaiah 7:22

lest: Proverbs 25:27, Proverbs 23:8, Luke 21:34, Ephesians 5:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 2:11 - honey 1 Samuel 14:44 - thou shalt Ecclesiastes 7:16 - Be not

Verse 17

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's: or, Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's, Genesis 19:2, Genesis 19:3, Judges 19:18-21

weary: Heb. full, Romans 15:24

Verse 18

Proverbs 12:18, Psalms 52:2, Psalms 55:21, Psalms 57:4, Psalms 120:3, Psalms 120:4, Psalms 140:3, Jeremiah 9:3, Jeremiah 9:8, James 3:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:1 - an unrighteous witness 1 Kings 21:13 - the men of Belial 2 Chronicles 34:6 - mattocks Proverbs 6:19 - A false Proverbs 21:28 - false witness Proverbs 26:18 - arrows Jeremiah 9:4 - walk Matthew 26:59 - sought

Verse 19

2 Chronicles 28:20, 2 Chronicles 28:21, Job 6:14-20, Isaiah 30:1-3, Isaiah 36:6, Ezekiel 29:6, Ezekiel 29:7, 2 Timothy 4:16

Reciprocal: Acts 15:38 - who

Verse 20

that taketh: Deuteronomy 24:12-17, Job 24:7-10, Isaiah 58:7, James 2:15, James 2:16

vinegar: Proverbs 10:26

so: Psalms 137:3, Psalms 137:4, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Daniel 6:18, Romans 12:15, James 5:15

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 28:23 - I will Proverbs 31:21 - afraid

Verse 21

Proverbs 24:17, Exodus 23:4, Exodus 23:5, Matthew 5:44, Luke 10:33-36, Romans 12:20, Romans 12:21

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 24:19 - the Lord 1 Samuel 30:11 - gave him 2 Kings 6:22 - set bread 2 Kings 6:23 - he prepared 2 Chronicles 28:15 - gave them Job 24:23 - yet his eyes Proverbs 19:11 - and Proverbs 24:29 - Say Isaiah 21:14 - brought Isaiah 58:7 - to deal Ezekiel 18:16 - but hath Matthew 25:35 - thirsty Luke 6:27 - Love Luke 10:34 - went 1 Thessalonians 5:15 - none

Verse 22

For: Not to consume, but to melt him into kindness; a metaphor taken from smelting metalic ores.

the Lord: 2 Samuel 16:12, Matthew 10:13, 1 Corinthians 15:18

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 24:19 - the Lord 2 Kings 6:22 - set bread 2 Kings 6:23 - he prepared 2 Chronicles 28:15 - gave them Proverbs 24:29 - Say Song of Solomon 8:6 - the coals Matthew 5:44 - General Luke 6:27 - Love Luke 10:34 - went Romans 12:20 - if thine

Verse 23

north: Job 37:22

driveth: etc. or, bringeth forth rain; so doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance, Monconys says, that when travelling on the second of January, 1648, from Tripoli in Syria, between Lebanon and the sea, it rained without ceasing, while the north wind blew directly in his face.

so: Proverbs 26:20, Psalms 15:3, Psalms 101:5, Romans 1:30, 2 Corinthians 12:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:1 - a wind Exodus 23:1 - shalt not 1 Samuel 24:9 - General Proverbs 13:17 - but Proverbs 29:12 - General Ephesians 4:26 - ye Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking

Verse 24

Proverbs 19:13, Proverbs 21:9, Proverbs 21:19, Proverbs 27:15, Proverbs 27:16

Reciprocal: Proverbs 7:11 - loud Proverbs 18:6 - his Titus 3:2 - no

Verse 25

cold: Genesis 21:16-19, Exodus 17:2, Exodus 17:3, Exodus 17:6, Judges 15:18, Judges 15:19, 2 Samuel 23:15, Psalms 42:1, Psalms 42:2, Psalms 63:1, Isaiah 55:1, Jeremiah 18:14, John 7:37, Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:17

so: Proverbs 15:30, Isaiah 52:7, Nahum 1:15, Luke 2:10, Luke 2:11, Romans 10:15, 1 Timothy 1:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:20 - told Genesis 24:56 - Hinder 2 Samuel 18:27 - He is a good Proverbs 25:13 - General 1 Corinthians 16:18 - they 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - and brought

Verse 26

Genesis 4:8, 1 Samuel 22:14-18, 2 Chronicles 24:21, 2 Chronicles 24:22, Matthew 23:34-37, Matthew 26:69-74, Acts 7:52, 1 Thessalonians 2:15, Revelation 17:6

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:27 - his eyes 2 Samuel 4:11 - when wicked 2 Peter 2:8 - that

Verse 27

not good: Proverbs 25:16

so: Proverbs 27:2, John 5:44, 2 Corinthians 12:1, 2 Corinthians 12:11, Philippians 2:3

Reciprocal: Leviticus 2:11 - honey Proverbs 24:13 - eat Proverbs 25:6 - Put not forth thyself John 7:18 - seeketh his glory John 8:54 - If Romans 12:3 - not to 2 Corinthians 10:12 - we dare not 2 Corinthians 11:30 - must 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - of men

Verse 28

Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 22:24, 1 Samuel 20:30, 1 Samuel 25:17

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:16 - fool's Proverbs 14:29 - but Proverbs 19:19 - man James 1:19 - slow to wrath

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 25". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-25.html.