New Living Translation
It's not good to eat too much honey, and it's not good to seek honors for yourself.
King James Bible
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is itself a weight.
World English Bible
It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
Young's Literal Translation
The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.
Proverbs 25:27 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:27 Not good - For health. To search - Industriously to seek for applause. Is not - Is not only sinful, but shameful also.
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