“It is the glory of God
To conceal things.
But the glory of kings
Is to search things out.
Like the heavens for height,
Like the earth for depth,
So the mind of kings is unsearchable.
Take away the dross from the silver.
The smith has material for a vessel.
Take away the wicked from the presence of the king.
His throne will be established in righteousness.
Do not put yourself forward
In the king’s presence.
Do not stand in the place of the great.
It is better to be told.
‘Come up here.’
Than to be put lower
In the presence of a noble.”
God conceals things, but kings search them out. The mind of the kings is unsearchable in height, like the heavens, and in depth like the earth. The kings are a little less than God. In order to use silver you have to get rid of the low quality dross that surrounds it so that it might become material for a silver vessel. Do not let the wicked into the presence of the king. The king is established in righteousness. Do not try to put yourself forward in a great place before the king. It is much better to be told to come up than to be put lower in the presence of a noble person.