Proverbs 25:1 NIV
These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:
Proverbs 25:4-5 NIV
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;  remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
Proverbs 25:6-8 NIV
Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;  it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes  do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?
Proverbs 25:11-12 NIV
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.  Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
Proverbs 25:14-15 NIV
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.  Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
Proverbs 25:17-19 NIV
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—too much of you, and they will hate you.  Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.  Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.
Proverbs 25:21-22 NIV
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Proverbs 25:24,26 NIV
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.  Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
Proverbs 25:28 NIV
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.