New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is [itself] a weight.
World English Bible
It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
Young's Literal Translation
The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryAn 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
God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
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