Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

Holman Bible

for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here!" than to demote you in plain view of a noble.

International Standard Version

for it is better that it be told you, "Come up here," than for you to be placed lower in the presence of an official. What you've seen with your own eyes,

A Conservative Version

For it is better that it be said to thee, Come up here, than that thou should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom thine eyes have seen.

American Standard Version

For better is it that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, Than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom thine eyes have seen.

Amplified

For better it is that it should be said to you, Come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whose eyes have seen you.

Bible in Basic English

For it is better to have it said to you, Come up here; than for you to be put down in a lower place before the ruler.

Darby Translation

for better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes see.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for it is better that it be said unto thee, Come up here than that thou should be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

Julia Smith Translation

For good to say to thee, Come up hither, rather than humbling thyself before the noble whom thine eye saw.

King James 2000

For better it is that it be said unto you, Come up here; than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince whom your eyes have seen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [it is] better [that] he say to you, "Ascend here," than he humble you before a noble. What your eyes have seen,

Modern King James verseion

for it is better that it should be said to you, Come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of a noble whom your eyes have seen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Better it is that it be said unto thee, "Come up hither," than thou to be set down in the presence of the prince whom thou seest with thine eyes.

NET Bible

for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than to put you lower before a prince, whom your eyes have seen.

New Heart English Bible

for it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.

The Emphasized Bible

For better it be said to thee, Come up hither, - than that thou be put lower down before a noble, whom thine own eyes, have beheld.

Webster

For better it is that it be said to thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldst be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thy eyes have seen.

World English Bible

for it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.

Youngs Literal Translation

For better that he hath said to thee, 'Come thou up hither,' Than that he humble thee before a noble, Whom thine eyes have seen.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
it is that it be said

Usage: 0

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

שׁפל 
Shaphel 
Usage: 31

in the presence
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the prince
נדיב 
Nadiyb 
Usage: 28

References

American

Easton

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

6 Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men; 7 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. 8 Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?


Cross References

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Luke 14:7-11

And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,

Luke 18:14

"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

1 Peter 5:5

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

Revelation 4:1

After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things."

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