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

New Living Translation
Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great.

English Standard Version
Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great,

Berean Study Bible
Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;

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

New King James Version
Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great;

New American Standard Bible
Do not boast in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the same place as great people;

NASB 1995
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;

NASB 1977
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;

Amplified Bible
Do not be boastfully ambitious and claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t boast about yourself before the king, and don’t stand in the place of the great;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t brag about yourself before the king, and don’t stand in the place of the great;

American Standard Version
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not boast before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not boastful in the presence of the king, and remain not in the places of princes;

Contemporary English Version
Don't try to seem important in the court of a ruler.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.

English Revised Version
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

Good News Translation
When you stand before the king, don't try to impress him and pretend to be important.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not brag about yourself in front of a king or stand in the spot that belongs to notable people,

International Standard Version
Don't magnify yourself in the presence of a king, and don't pretend to be in the company of famous men,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Glorify not thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men;

Literal Standard Version
Do not honor yourself before a king, And do not stand in the place of the great.

NET Bible
Do not honor yourself before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;

New Heart English Bible
Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
5Remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness. 6Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men; 7for it is better that he says to you, “Come up here!” than that you should be demoted in the presence of the prince. Even what you have seen with your own eyes,…

Cross References
Luke 14:8
"When you are invited to a wedding banquet, do not sit in the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited.

Luke 14:10
But when you are invited, go and sit in the last place, so that your host will come and tell you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in front of everyone at the table with you.

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

Proverbs 25:7
for it is better that he says to you, "Come up here!" than that you should be demoted in the presence of the prince. Even what you have seen with your own eyes,


Treasury of Scripture

Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

Proverbs 26:27
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

Proverbs 27:2
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine 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 unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto 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.









Verses 6, 7. - Another proverb (a pentastich) connected with kings and great men. Verse 6. - Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king. Do not make display of yourself as though vying with the king in outward circumstances. Septuagint, "Boast not thyself (μὴ ἀλαζονεύον) in the presence of a king." Stand not in the place of great men. Do not pretend to be the equal of those who occupy high places in the kingdom (Proverbs 18:16). Septuagint, "And take not your stand (ὑφίστασο) in the places of chieftains." Says a Latin gnome, "Qui cum fortuna convenit, dives est;" and Ovid wrote well ('Trist.,' 3:4. 25, etc.) -

"Crede mihi; bene qui latuit, bene vixit; et intra
Fortunam debet quisque manere suam...
Tu quoque formida nimium sublimia semper;
Propositique memor contrahe vela tui."


Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

exalt yourself
תִּתְהַדַּ֥ר (tiṯ·had·dar)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1921: To swell up, to favor, honour, be high, proud

in the presence
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the king,
מֶ֑לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

and do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

stand
תַּעֲמֹֽד׃ (ta·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

in the place
וּבִמְק֥וֹם (ū·ḇim·qō·wm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

of great [men];
גְּ֝דֹלִ֗ים (gə·ḏō·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent


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