Proverbs 25:2

“It is the glory of God to conceale a thing: but the honour of Kings is to search out a matter.”

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Other Translations

[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.
- King James Version

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is the glory of God to keep a thing secret: but the glory of kings is to have it searched out.
- Basic English Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.
- Darby Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
- Webster's Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
- World English Bible

The honour of God [is] to hide a thing, And the honour of kings to search out a matter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:2


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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