New Living Translation
Don't demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:6 Stand not - Do not affect frequent and familiar society with greater persons than thyself.
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Wherefore Christ undertook a method of setting us free so painful and laborious, when a word from Him, or an act of His will, would alone have sufficed. 19. Then he labours to teach and persuade us that the devil could not and ought not to have claimed for himself any right over man, except by the permission of God, and that, without doing any injustice to the devil, God could have called back His deserter, if He wished to show him mercy, and have rescued him by a word only, as though any one denies …
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"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Love in the Old Covenant.
The Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
"When you are invited to a wedding feast, don't sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also been invited?
"Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, 'Friend, we have a better place for you!' Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests.
Remove the wicked from the king's court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.
It's better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you've seen something,
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