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Proverbs 25:27

    Proverbs 25:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is not good to eat much honey: So for men to search out their own glory is grievous.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is not good to take much honey: so he who is not looking for honour will be honoured.

    Webster's Revision

    It is not good to eat much honey: So for men to search out their own glory is grievous.

    World English Bible

    It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search out their own glory is not glory.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:27

    It is not good to eat much honey - Coverdale translates the whole passage thus: "Like as it is not good to eat to muche hony; even so, he that wyll search out hye thinges, it shal be to hevy for him." As he that etith myche honye, and it is not to him goode; so, that is a sercher of mageste, schal ben oppressid of glorie - Old MS. Bible. He that searches too much into mysteries, is likely to be confounded by them. I really think this is the meaning of the place; and shall not puzzle either myself or my reader with the discordant explanations which have been brought forward with the hope of illustrating this passage.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:27

    So for men ... - A difficult sentence, the text of which is probably defective. The words are not in the original. Many commentators render: so to search into weighty matters is itself a weight, i. e., people soon become satiated with it as with honey. Possibly a warning against an over-curious searching into the mysteries of God's word or works.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:27

    25:27 Not good - For health. To search - Industriously to seek for applause. Is not - Is not only sinful, but shameful also.