Luke 14:8
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English Standard Version
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him,

King James Bible
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;

American Standard Version
When thou art bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest haply a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him:

English Revised Version
When thou art bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest haply a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him,

Webster's Bible Translation
When thou art invited by any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room, lest a more honorable man than thou be invited by him;

Weymouth New Testament
"When any one invites you to a wedding banquet, do not take the best seat, lest perhaps some more honoured guest than you may have been asked,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Wedding

More properly, marriage-feast.

Luke 14:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

When. That there were among the Jews of these times many disputes about seats at banquets, we learn both from Josephus and the Rabbis; nor were these matters unattended to by the Greeks and Romans. Similar admonitions to this of our Lord, also occur in the Rabbinical writers. Rabbi Akiba said, Go two or three seats lower than the place that belongs to thee, and sit there till they say unto to thee, Go up higher; but do not take the uppermost seat, lest they say unto thee, Come down: for it is better they should say unto thee, Go up, go up than they should say, Go down, go down.

Proverbs 25:6,7 Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men...

Cross References
Proverbs 25:6
Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,

Proverbs 25:7
for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen

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