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When you stand before the king, don't try to impress him and pretend to be important.
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Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.
Proverbs 26:27 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.
Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips.
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Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.
Exodus 3:11 And Moses said to God: Who am I that I should go to Pharao, and should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Exodus 1:8 In the mean time there arose a new king over Egypt, that knew not Joseph:
Exodus 9:20-22 He that feared the word of the Lord among Pharao's servants, made his servants and his cattle flee into houses: . . .
Exodus 15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thy inheritance, in thy most firm habitation, which thou hast made, O Lord; thy sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
Exodus 18:18-23 Thou art spent with foolish labour, both thou, and this people that is with thee; the business is above thy strength, thou alone canst not bear it. . . .
2 Samuel 7:8 And now thus shalt thou speak to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee out of the pastures from following the sheep to be ruler over my people Israel:
Psalm 131:1 A gradual canticle of David. Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.
Jeremiah 1:6-10 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, Lord God: behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. . . .
Amos 7:12-15 For thus saith Amos: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be carried away captive out of their own land. . . .
ContextMore Proverbs of Solomon
…5Take away wickedness from the face of the king, and his throne shall be established with justice. 6Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.7For it is better that it should be said to thee: Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince.…
When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him:
But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee.
Take away wickedness from the face of the king, and his throne shall be established with justice.
For it is better that it should be said to thee: Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince.
Additional TranslationsDo not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men:
Be not boastful in the presence of the king, and remain not in the places of princes;
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great;
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men;
Honour not thyself before a king, And in the place of the great stand not.
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