New Living Translation
It is God's privilege to conceal things and the king's privilege to discover them.
King James Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Darby Bible Translation
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.
World English Bible
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Young's Literal Translation
The honour of God is to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:2 The glory - It is agreeable to the nature of God; it is a testimony of his infinite wisdom, and of his absolute power and sovereignty. To conceal - To keep his counsels, and the reasons of his actions in his own breast. Search out - To communicate their counsels to others, that so they may search and find out the right way.
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