Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is not good to eat much hony: so for men to search their owne glory, is not glory.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is not good to eat much honey: So `for men' to search out their own glory is grievous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not good to take much honey: so he who is not looking for honour will be honoured.
- Basic English Bible

It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is [itself] a weight.
- Darby Bible

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
- Webster's Bible

It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
- World English Bible

The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to search out their own glory is not glory.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:27


25:27 Not good - For health. To search - Industriously to seek for applause. Is not - Is not only sinful, but shameful also.


Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.

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