Proverbs 25:6
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New International Version
Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;

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

Darby Bible Translation
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great;

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

Young's Literal Translation
Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take away the dross from the silver - You cannot have a pure silver vessel till you have purified the silver; and no nation can have a king a public blessing till the wicked - all bad counsellors, wicked and interested ministers, and sycophants - are banished from the court and cabinet. When the wise and good only are the king's ministers and advisers, then the throne will be established in righteousness, and his administration be a universal blessing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
An Unwalled City
'He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.'--PROVERBS xxv. 28. The text gives us a picture of a state of society when an unwalled city is no place for men to dwell in. In the Europe of today there are still fortified places, but for the most part, battlements are turned into promenades; the gateways are gateless; the sweet flowers blooming where armed feet used to tread; and men live securely without bolts and bars. But their spirits cannot yet
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That a Man Should not be a Curious Searcher of the Sacrament, but a Humble Imitator of Christ, Submitting his Sense to Holy Faith
The Voice of the Beloved Thou must take heed of curious and useless searching into this most profound Sacrament, if thou wilt not be plunged into the abyss of doubt. He that is a searcher of Majesty shall be oppressed by the glory thereof.(1) God is able to do more than man can understand. A pious and humble search after truth is to be allowed, when it is always ready to be taught, and striving to walk after the wholesome opinions of the fathers. 2. Blessed is the simplicity which leaveth alone
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Christian Behavior
Being the fruits of true Christianity: Teaching husbands, wives, parents, children, masters, servants, etc., how to walk so as to please God. With a word of direction to all backsliders. Advertisement by the Editor This valuable practical treatise, was first published as a pocket volume about the year 1674, soon after the author's final release from his long and dangerous imprisonment. It is evident from the concluding paragraph that he considered his liberty and even his life to be still in a very
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Luke 14:8
"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.

Luke 14:10
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.

Proverbs 25:5
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

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

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