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Proverbs 25:3

    Proverbs 25:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The heaven is high and the earth is deep, and the hearts of kings may not be searched out.

    Webster's Revision

    As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

    World English Bible

    As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:3

    The heaven for height - The simple meaning of this is, the reasons of state, in reference to many acts of the executive government, can no more be fathomed by the common people, than the height of the heavens and the depth of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:3

    The other side of the thought of Proverbs 25:2. What the mind of God is to the searchers after knowledge, that the heart of the true and wise king is to those who try to guess its counsels.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:3

    25:3 The heart - Though wise kings will search out other men, yet their inward thoughts and purposes are hardly discoverable.