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Proverbs 25:6

    Proverbs 25:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not take glory for yourself before the king, and do not put yourself in the place of the great:

    Webster's Revision

    Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:

    World English Bible

    Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:6

    The pushing, boastful temper is, in the long run, suicidal. It is wiser as well as nobler to take the lower place at first in humility, than to take it afterward with shame. Compare Luke 14:8-10, which is one of the few instances in which our Lord's teaching was fashioned, as to its outward form, upon that of this book.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:6

    25:6 Stand not - Do not affect frequent and familiar society with greater persons than thyself.