Proverbs 25:6

6 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;

Read Proverbs 25:6 Using Other Translations

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,
Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great.

What does Proverbs 25:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 25:6

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king
Intrude not thyself into his presence; or rush not into it in a rude and irreverent way; or be not ambitious to be a courtier: or "do not appear glorious", as the Vulgate Latin version renders it; or "honour thyself"


F1 as the word signifies; do not appear too gay at court, or make too splendid an appearance, above thy fortune and station; and which may seem to vie with and outdo the king himself, which will not be well taken; princes love not to be equalled, and much less excelled; and stand not in the place of great [men];
where the king's family or his nobles should stand, his ministers and counsellors of state, and those that wait upon him.
F1 (rdhtt la) "ne tibi assumas honorem", Cocceius; "ne honores teipsum", Michaelis; "ne magnificum te facias", Schultens; "ne magnifices te", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus.
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