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Proverbs 25:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not honour thyself before a king, nor, in the place of great men, do thou stand;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Put not forth thy selfe in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Be not boastful in the presence of the king, and remain not in the places of princes;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Put not forth y1921
[1921] Standard
הָדַר
hadar
{haw-dar'}
A primitive root; to swell up (literally or figuratively, actively or passively); by implication to favor or honour, be high or proud.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
thyself x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
x1921
(1921) Complement
הָדַר
hadar
{haw-dar'}
A primitive root; to swell up (literally or figuratively, actively or passively); by implication to favor or honour, be high or proud.
in the presence 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
of the king, 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
and stand 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
in the place 4725
{4725} Prime
מָקוֹם
maqowm
{maw-kome'}
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
of great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
[men]:
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:6-7

_ _ Do not intrude into the presence of the king, for the elevation of the humble is honorable, but the humbling of the proud disgraceful (Luke 14:8-10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:6-7

_ _ Here we see, 1. That religion is so far from destroying good manners that it reaches us to behave ourselves lowly and reverently towards our superiors, to keep our distance, and give place to those to whom it belongs “Put not forth thyself rudely and carelessly in the king's presence, or in the presence of great men; do not compare with them” (so some understand it); “do not vie with them in apparel, furniture, gardens, house-keeping, or retinue, for that is an affront to them and will waste thy own estate.” 2. That religion teaches us humility and self-denial, which is a better lesson than that of good manners: “Deny thyself the place thou art entitled to; covet not to make a fair show, nor air at preferment, nor thrust thyself into the company of those that are above thee; be content in a low sphere if that is it which God has allotted to thee.” The reason he gives is because this is really the way to advancement, as our Saviour shows in a parable that seems to be borrowed from this, Luke 14:9. Not that we must therefore pretend modesty and humility, and make a stratagem of it, for the courting of honour, but therefore we must really be modest and humble, because God will put honour on such and so will men too. It is better, more for a man's satisfaction and reputation, to be advanced above his pretensions and expectations, than to be thrust down below them, in the presence of the prince, whom it was a great piece of honour to be admitted to the sight of and a great piece of presumption to look upon without leave.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 25:6

Stand not — Do not affect frequent and familiar society with greater persons than thyself.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Put not forth thyself:
Heb. Set not out thy glory,
Proverbs 25:27 [It is] not good to eat much honey: so [for men] to search their own glory [is not] glory.
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?
1 Samuel 9:20-22 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom [is] all the desire of Israel? [Is it] not on thee, and on all thy father's house? ... And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which [were] about thirty persons.
1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou [wast] little in thine own sight, [wast] thou not [made] the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
1 Samuel 18:18-23 And David said unto Saul, Who [am] I? and what [is] my life, [or] my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king? ... And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you [a] light [thing] to be a king's son in law, seeing that I [am] a poor man, and lightly esteemed?
2 Samuel 7:8-17 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: ... According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
Psalms 131:1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine 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. ... See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Amos 7:12-15 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: ... And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
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Ex 3:11. 1S 9:20; 15:17; 18:18. 2S 7:8. Ps 131:1. Pv 16:19; 25:27; 27:2. Jr 1:6. Am 7:12.

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