Proverbs 25:7
Good News Translation
It is better to be asked to take a higher position than to be told to give your place to someone more important.

Contemporary English Version
It's better for the ruler to give you a high position than for you to be embarrassed in front of royal officials. Be sure you are right

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is better that it should be said to thee: Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince.

New American Bible
For it is better to be told, “Come up closer!” than to be humbled before the prince.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For it is better that it should be said to thee: Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince.

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Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.

Luke 14:8-10 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: . . .

Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, as it were, of a trumpet speaking with me, said: Come up hither, and I will shew thee the things which must be done hereafter.

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Luke 18:14 I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

1 Peter 5:5 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

Context
More Proverbs of Solomon
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.8The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a quarrel: lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when thou hast dishonoured thy friend.…
Cross References
Luke 14:7
And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:

Luke 14:8
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:

Luke 14:10
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.

Proverbs 25:6
Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place of great men.

Additional Translations
for it is better that he says to you, “Come up here!” than demote you in the presence of the prince. Even what you have seen with your own eyes,For better it is that it be said to you, Come up here; than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince whom your eyes have seen.

For better is it that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, Than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom thine eyes have seen.

for it is better for thee that it should be said, Come up to me, than that one should humble thee in the presence of the prince; speak of that which thine eyes have seen.

for better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes see.

For better is it that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom thine eyes have seen.

For better it is that it be said to thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thy eyes have seen.

for it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.

For better that he hath said to thee, 'Come thou up hither,' Than that he humble thee before a noble, Whom thine eyes have seen.
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