Proverbs 25:3

“The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heauen for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of Kings is vnsearchable.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{As} the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heaven is high and the earth is deep, and the hearts of kings may not be searched out.
- Basic English Bible

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
- Darby Bible

The heaven for hight, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
- Webster's Bible

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
- World English Bible

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- [are] unsearchable.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:3


25:3 The heart - Though wise kings will search out other men, yet their inward thoughts and purposes are hardly discoverable.


Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.
  • Jason
    Proverbs 29:19 seems to naturally fit with verse 13 of same chapter. A faithful messenger is refreshing to his master, whereas the master, Jesus can not put confidence in an unfaithful man. That man is like a broken tooth, serves no purpose, or a foot out of joint. Imagine us as the body of Christ here on earth, with a mission to spread a message, the gospel in fact. A faithful messenger of the gospel will refresh our Lord, but an unfaithful man, who fails to properly function as a member of the body, proves useless, and weakens the body. How far can we get with a foot out of joint? We must work together, to please the King, not the pastors or the church folk, but be a messenger that proves faithful and refreshes the Lord with our obedience to the call, to go out into all the world, preach the gospel, and make disciples of all men....

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