Seeking Honour

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Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to seek glory, their own glory, causes suffering and is not glory.

Exodus 9:17

Since you are still exalting yourself [in haughty defiance] against My people by not letting them go,

Numbers 16:3

And they gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, [Enough of you!] You take too much upon yourselves, seeing that all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you lift yourselves up above the assembly of the Lord?

John 5:44

How is it possible for you to believe [how can you learn to believe], you who [are content to seek and] receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is God?

John 7:18

He who speaks on his own authority seeks to win honor for himself. [He whose teaching originates with himself seeks his own glory.] But He Who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Him Who sent Him, He is true; and there is no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in Him.

Daniel 11:36

And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished, for that which is determined [by God] shall be done.

2 Thessalonians 2:4

Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God.

Proverbs 30:32

If you have done foolishly in exalting yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand upon your mouth.

Lamentations 1:9

Her filthiness was in and on her skirts; she did not [seriously and earnestly] consider her final end. Therefore she has come down [from throne to slavery] singularly and astonishingly; she has no comforter. O Lord [cries Jerusalem], look at my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself [in triumph]!

Proverbs 12:9

Better is he who is lightly esteemed but works for his own support than he who assumes honor for himself and lacks bread.

Daniel 4:30

The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty?

Esther 1:4

While he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor and excellence of his majesty for many days, even 180 days.

Esther 5:11

And Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, the abundance of his [ten] sons, all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Matthew 23:6

And they take pleasure in and [thus] love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues,

Mark 12:39

And [have] the front seats in the synagogues and the chief couches (places of honor) at feasts,

Luke 20:46

Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be saluted [with honor] in places where people congregate and love the front and best seats in the synagogues and places of distinction at feasts,

Luke 11:43

Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and [you love] to be greeted and bowed down to in the [public] marketplaces.

Luke 14:7-10

Now He told a parable to those who were invited, [when] He noticed how they were selecting the places of honor, saying to them, When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, do not recline on the chief seat [in the place of honor], lest a more distinguished person than you has been invited by him, And he who invited both of you will come to you and say, Let this man have the place [you have taken]. Then, with humiliation and a guilty sense of impropriety, you will begin to take the lowest place.read more.
But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when your host comes in, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher! Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit [at table] with you.

2 Corinthians 8:21

For we take thought beforehand and aim to be honest and absolutely above suspicion, not only in the sight of the Lord but also in the sight of men.

Hebrews 5:5

So too Christ (the Messiah) did not exalt Himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed and exalted by Him Who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have begotten You;

Hebrews 5:4

Besides, one does not appropriate for himself the honor [of being high priest], but he is called by God and receives it of Him, just as Aaron did.

Proverbs 25:6

Be not forward (self-assertive and boastfully ambitious) in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men;

Luke 7:7

Neither did I consider myself worthy to come to You. But [just] speak a word, and my servant boy will be healed.

1 Thessalonians 2:6

Nor did we seek to extract praise and honor and glory from men, either from you or from anyone else, though we might have asserted our authority [stood on our dignity and claimed honor] as apostles (special missionaries) of Christ (the Messiah).

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