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It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
King James Bible
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
American Standard Version
It is not good to eat much honey: So for men to search out their own glory is grievous.
Young's Literal Translation
The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
Proverbs 25:27 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
2 Corinthians 12:1,11 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord...
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
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Luke 14:11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Proverbs 27:2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.