Proverbs 25:5
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New International Version
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

New Living Translation
Remove the wicked from the king's court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.

English Standard Version
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.

King James Bible
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

International Standard Version
Purge the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

NET Bible
remove the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Evil ones will be scattered from before the King and he will establish his throne in righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take a wicked person away from the presence of a king, and justice will make his throne secure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

American King James Version
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

American Standard Version
Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away wickedness from the face of the king, and his throne shall be established with justice.

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

English Revised Version
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Take away the wicked from before the king. Let the wicked be removed from the presence of the king, as dross is separated from the pure silver (see the same metaphor, Isaiah 1:25; Jeremiah 6:29, etc.). And his throne shall be established in righteousness (Proverbs 16:12: 29:14). The king detects the evil and punishes them; and this confirms his rule and secures the continuance of his dynasty. Thus righteousness triumphs, and wickedness is properly dealt with. Septuagint, "Slay the ungodly from the face of the king, and his throne shall prosper in righteousness."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Take away the wicked from before the king,.... Wicked ministers and counsellors; they are the "dross", worthless and useless; yea, hurtful and pernicious. The king is the "refiner", for whom the vessel is; the kingdom is the silver vessel refined; and which becomes much the better, when wicked men are removed from the court and cabinet council of kings; as well as the king is the happier, and his throne more firm and secure, as follows:

and his throne shall be established in righteousness; which he shall execute, wicked ministers being removed from him, who advised him to take unrighteous measures; and others being put in their room, who counsel him to do acts of justice; whereby his throne is secured, and he sits firm upon it, which before was tottering and shaking, and lie in great danger of being removed from it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. before—or, "in presence of," as courtiers stood about a king.

Proverbs 25:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
4Take away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; 5Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness. 6Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:45
But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever."

Proverbs 16:12
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:6
Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;

Proverbs 29:14
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
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