|New International Version (© 2011)|
"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.
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,
Young's Literal Translation
'When thou mayest be called by any one to marriage-feasts, thou mayest not recline on the first couch, lest a more honourable than thou may have been called by him,
Luke 14:8 Additional TranslationsTreasury 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...
Luke 14:8 Parallel CommentariesBanquet Best Bidden Distinguished Feast Highest Honor Honorable Honourable Honoured Important Invited Invites Marriage Perhaps Request Room Seat Sit Someone Table Thyself WeddingBanquet Best Bidden Distinguished Feast Highest Honor Honorable Honourable Honoured Important Invited Invites Marriage Perhaps Request Room Seat Sit Someone Table Thyself WeddingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 25:6 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;
Proverbs 25:7 it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes