Proverbs 25:6

“Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Put not forth thy selfe in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take glory for yourself before the king, and do not put yourself in the place of the great:
- Basic English Bible

Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great;
- Darby Bible

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
- Webster's Bible

Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;
- World English Bible

Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Glorify not thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:6


25:6 Stand not - Do not affect frequent and familiar society with greater persons than thyself.


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"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used

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