Proverbs 25:27
Good News Translation
Too much honey is bad for you, and so is trying to win too much praise.

Contemporary English Version
Don't eat too much honey or always want praise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory.

New American Bible
To eat too much honey is not good; nor to seek honor after honor.

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As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory.

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Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.

John 5:44 How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?

2 Corinthians 12:1,11 If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. . . .

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. But in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves:

Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
26A just man falling down before the wicked, is as a fountain troubled with the foot and a corrupted spring. 27As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory.28As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.…
Cross References
Luke 14:11
Because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Proverbs 27:2
Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips.

Additional Translations
It is not good to eat too much honey or to search out one’s own glory.It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

It is not good to eat much honey: So for men to search out their own glory is grievous.

It is not good to eat much honey; but it is right to honour venerable sayings.

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

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

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

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

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