Further Wise Sayings of Solomon
The Right Word at the Right Time
There are also these proverbs of Solomon,
collected by scribes of Hezekiah, king of Judah.
God delights in concealing things;
scientists delight in discovering things.
Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth,
the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.
Remove impurities from the silver
and the silversmith can craft a fine chalice;
Remove the wicked from leadership
and authority will be credible and God-honoring.
Don’t work yourself into the spotlight;
don’t push your way into the place of prominence.
It’s better to be promoted to a place of honor
than face humiliation by being demoted.
Don’t jump to conclusions—there may be
a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.
In the heat of an argument,
don’t betray confidences;
Word is sure to get around,
and no one will trust you.