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Proverbs 25:6-7New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]Claim no honor in the king’s presence,
    nor occupy the place of superiors;
For it is better to be told, “Come up closer!”
    than to be humbled before the prince.

Footnotes:

  1. 25:6–7 An admonition with a practical motive for putting the teaching into practice. Pragmatic shrewdness suggests that we not promote ourselves but let others do it for us. See Lk 14:7–11.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Proverbs 25:6-7Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
    or stand in the place of the great;
for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”
    than to be put lower in the presence of the prince.
What your eyes have seen

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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Proverbs 25:6-7Good News Translation (GNT)

When you stand before the king, don't try to impress him and pretend to be important. It is better to be asked to take a higher position than to be told to give your place to someone more important.

Good News Translation (GNT)

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Proverbs 25:6-7New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,
And do not stand in the place of great men;
For it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince,
Whom your eyes have seen.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 25:6-7New International Version (NIV)

Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
    and do not claim a place among his great men;
it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,”
    than for him to humiliate you before his nobles.

What you have seen with your eyes

New International Version (NIV)

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