Proverbs 25:5

“Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shalbe established in righteousnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take away the wicked `from' before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take away evil-doers from before the king, and the seat of his power will be made strong in righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

Take away the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
- World English Bible

Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • 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"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used

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