Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
In the presence
Put not forth thyself
It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
In the presence
It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.
Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, or that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
1 Samuel 9:20
Don't be concerned about the donkeys that you lost three days ago, for they have been found. Whom does all Israel desire? Is it not you, and all your father's family?"
1 Samuel 15:17
Samuel said, "Is it not true that when you were insignificant in your own eyes, you became head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord chose you as king over Israel.
1 Samuel 18:18
David said to Saul, "Who am I? Who are my relatives or the clan of my father in Israel that I should become the king's son-in-law?"
2 Samuel 7:8
"So now, say this to my servant David: 'This is what the Lord of hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you leader of my people Israel.
A song of ascents, by David. O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor do I have a haughty look. I do not have great aspirations, or concern myself with things that are beyond me.
I answered, "Oh, Lord God, I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young."
Amaziah then said to Amos, "Leave, you visionary! Run away to the land of Judah! Earn your living and prophesy there!
They love the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues