Proverbs 25:6
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English Standard Version
Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great,

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

Proverbs 25:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A Mashal ode of the slothful, in the form of a record of experiences, concludes this second supplement (vid., vol. i. p. 17):

30 The field of a slothful man I came past,

     And the vineyard of a man devoid of understanding.

31 And, lo! it was wholly filled up with thorns;

     Its face was covered with nettles;

     And its wall of stones was broken down.

32 But I looked and directed my attention to it;

     I saw it, and took instruction from it:

33 "A little sleep, a little slumber,

     A little folding of the hands to rest.

34 Then cometh thy poverty apace,

     And thy want as an armed man."

The line 29b with לאישׁ is followed by one with אישׁ. The form of the narrative in which this warning against drowsy slothfulness is clothed, is like Psalm 37:35. The distinguishing of different classes of men by אישׁ and אדם (cf. Proverbs 24:20) is common in proverbial poetry. עברתּי, at the close of the first parallel member, retains its Pathach unchanged. The description: and, lo! (הנּהו, with Pazer, after Thorath Emeth, p. 34, Anm. 2) it was... refers to the vineyard, for נדר אבניו (its stone wall, like Isaiah 2:20, "its idols of silver") is, like Numbers 22:24; Isaiah 5:5, the fencing in of the vineyard. עלה כלּו, totus excreverat (in carduos), refers to this as subject, cf. in Ausonius: apex vitibus assurgit; the Heb. construction is as Isaiah 5:6; Isaiah 34:13; Gesen. 133, 1, Anm. 2. The sing. קמּשׁון of קמּשׁונים does not occur; perhaps it means properly the weed which one tears up to cast it aside, for (Arab.) kumâsh is matter dug out of the ground.

(Note: This is particularly the name of what lies round about on the ground in the Bedouin tents, and which one takes up from thence (from ḳamesh, cogn. קבץ קמץ, ramasser, cf. the journal המגיד, 1871, p. 287b); in modern Arab., linen and matter of all kinds; vid., Bocthor, under linge and toffe.)

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Proverbs 25:6 Parallel Commentaries

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put not forth thyself or set not out thy glory

Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, it will return on him.

Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

in the presence

Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Exodus 3:11 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

Exodus 1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

Exodus 9:20-22 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses...

Exodus 15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD...

Exodus 18:18-23 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for this thing is too heavy for you...

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Jeremiah 1:6-10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child...

Amos 7:12-15 Also Amaziah said to Amos, O you seer, go, flee you away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there...

Cross References
Luke 14:8
"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,

Luke 14:10
But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.

Proverbs 25:5
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

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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