Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

It is not good to eat much honey, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous.

New American Standard Bible

It is not good to eat much honey,
Nor is it glory to search out one’s own glory.

King James Version

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Holman Bible

It is not good to eat too much honey
or to seek glory after glory.

International Standard Version

To eat too much honey isn't good; and neither is it honorable to seek one's own glory.

American Standard Version

It is not good to eat much honey: So for men to search out their own glory is grievous.

Amplified


It is not good to eat much honey,
Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.

Bible in Basic English

It is not good to take much honey: so he who is not looking for honour will be honoured.

Darby Translation

It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is itself a weight.

Julia Smith Translation

To eat much honey is not good: and to seek out their honor, not honor.

King James 2000

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search out their own glory is not glory.

Lexham Expanded Bible

To eat much honey is not good, nor [is] seeking one's honor honorable.

Modern King James verseion

It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as it is not good to eat too much honey; even so, he that will search out high things, it shall be too heavy for him.

NET Bible

It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory.

New Heart English Bible

It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.

The Emphasized Bible

To eat honey in abundance, is not good, nor is, searching out their own honour, an honourable thing.

Webster

It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

World English Bible

It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.

Youngs Literal Translation

The eating of much honey is not good, Nor a searching out of one's own honour -- honour.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is not good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

to eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

so for men to search
חקר 
Cheqer 
Usage: 12

כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

References

Morish

Prayers for Proverbs 25:27

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

26 A troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, [is] a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. 27 It is not good to eat much honey, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous. 28 He whose spirit is without restraint is a city that is broken down and without walls.


Cross References

Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth, a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs 25:16

Have thou found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, who receive glory from each other, and seek not the glory from the only God?

2 Corinthians 12:1

(Really, to me boasting is not helpful.) For I will come to visions and revelations of Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish, boasting. Ye compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I came short in nothing of those, superlative apostles, even though I am nothing.

Philippians 2:3

in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves.

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