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"
  • 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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