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Proverbs 25:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— These also, are proverbs of Solomon,—which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also these are Proverbs of Solomon, that men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed:—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— These are also parables of Solomon, which the men of Ezechias, king of Juda, copied out.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— These [are] also Prouerbes of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Iudah copied out.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— These are the miscellaneous instructions of Solomon, which the friends of Hezekiah{gr.Ezekias} king of Judah{gr.Judea} copied out.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— These [are] also proverbs of Shelomoh, which the men of Chizqiyyah king of Yehudah copied out.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
These x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[are] also x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
proverbs 4912
{4912} Prime
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
of lm שְׁלֹמֹה, 8010
{8010} Prime
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
which x834
(0834) Complement
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
the men y582
[0582] Standard
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
(0376) Complement
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of izkiyy חִזקִיָּה 2396
{2396} Prime
From H2388 and H3050; strengthened of Jah; Chizkijah, a king of Judah, also the name of two other Israelites.
king 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
of Yh יְהוּדָה 3063
{3063} Prime
From H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory.
copied out. 6275
{6275} Prime
A primitive root; to remove (intransitively or transitively); figuratively to grow old; specifically to transcribe.
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:1

_ _ The character of these proverbs sustains the title (see on Introduction).

_ _ also — refers to the former part of the book.

_ _ copied out — literally, “transferred,” that is, from some other book to this; not given from memory.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:1

_ _ This verse is the title of this latter collection of Solomon's proverbs, for he sought out and set in order many proverbs, that by them he might be still teaching the people knowledge, Ecclesiastes 12:9. Observe, 1. The proverbs were Solomon's, who was divinely inspired to deliver, for the use of the church, these wise and weighty sentences; we have had many, but still there are more. Yet herein Christ is greater than Solomon, for if we had all upon record that Christ said, and did, that was instructive, the world could not contain the books that would be written, John 21:25. 2. The publishers were Hezekiah's servants, who, it is likely, herein acted as his servants, being appointed by him to do this good service to the church, among other good offices that he did in the law and in the commandments, 2 Chronicles 31:21. Whether he employed the prophets in this work, as Isaiah, Hosea, or Micah, who lived in his time, or some that were trained up in the schools of the prophets, or some of the priests and Levites, to whom we find him giving a charge concerning divine things (2 Chronicles 29:4), or (as the Jews think) his princes and ministers of state, who were more properly called his servants, is not certain; if the work was done by Eliakim, and Joah, and Shebna, it was no diminution to their character. They copied out these proverbs from the records of Solomon's reign, and published them as an appendix to the former edition of this book. It may be a piece of very good service to the church to publish other man's works that have lain hidden in obscurity, perhaps a great while. Some think they culled these out of the 3000 proverbs which Solomon spoke (1 Kings 4:32), leaving out those that were physical, and that pertained to natural philosophy, and preserving such only as were divine and moral; and in this collection some observe that special regard was had to those observations which concern kings and their administration.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 25:1

These — Which are contained in this and the following chapters. The men — Certain persons appointed by Hezekiah for that work. Many of them are political precepts, and such as in a special manner concerned Hezekiah, and other princes, for the conduct of their house and kingdom. Copied — Out of the historical records which were then extant.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 25:1

These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the (a) men of Hezekiah king of Judah (b) copied out.

(a) Whom Hezekiah appointed for this purpose.

(b) That is, gathered out of various books of Solomon.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother.
1 Kings 4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.


Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Isaiah 36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with [their] clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
Isaiah 37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
Hosea 1:1 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
Micah 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
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1K 4:32. Pv 1:1; 10:1. Ec 12:9. Is 1:1; 36:22; 37:2. Ho 1:1. Mi 1:1.

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