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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
Take away the wicked from before the king,
            And his throne will be established in righteousness.

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.
Study Bible
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;…
Word Study

Take away
hagah  (haw-gaw')
to remove -- stay, stay away.

the wicked
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.

from before
paniym  (paw-neem')
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)

the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.

and his throne
kicce'  (kis-say')
covered, i.e. a throne (as canopied) -- seat, stool, throne.

shall be established
kuwn  (koon)
to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications

in righteousness
tsedeq  (tseh'-dek)
the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity -- even, (that which is altogether) just(-ice), (un-)right(-eous) (cause, -ly, -ness).

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
1 Kings 2:45
"But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."

Proverbs 16:12
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:6
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;

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