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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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put not forth thyself or set not out thy glory
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'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 …
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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
"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.
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.
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
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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