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Prov. 25:27-- It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor. (NIV)
LXX:--[It is] not good (ou kalON) to eat much honey; but it is right to honour venerable sayings (tiMA de chre- LOGous enDOXous: to-esteem but it-behooves words honorable). (BLXX)
Alt.:--Just as it is harmful to eat too much honey, so also it is bad for men to think about all the honors they deserve. (LB)
Alt.:--Too much honey is bad for you, and so is trying to win too much praise. (GNT)
To eat much honey is not good, nor [is] seeking one's honor honorable.
Alt.:--... so for men to search their own glory is not glory. (KJV)
Alt.:--... and for people to search out their own glory, is it glory? (NWT)
Alt.:--... nor to seek honor after honor. (NAB)
Alt.:--... nor does it bring you honor to brag about yourself. (NCV)
Alt.:--... And you shouldn't try to get others to honor you. (NIRV)
Alt.:--... so be sparing of complimentary words. (RSV)

Mat. 6:31-33-- So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans (ta ETHne-) run after (epize-TEI) all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek (ze-TEIte) first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (NIV)
Alt.:--Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to. (LB)
Alt.:--Outsiders make themselves frantic over such questions; they don't realize that your heavenly Father knows exactly what you need. (Voice)
Alt.:--All the people who don't know God keep trying to get these things. ... The thing you should want most is God's kingdom and doing what God wants. (ICB)
Alt.:--(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) ... But seek ye first the kingdom of God (KJV)
Alt.:--That is what pagans are always looking for ... Set your heart on his kingdom (Phillips)
Alt.:--(These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) ... Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God (GNT)
Alt.:--For the unconverted pursue these things, ... But above all pursue his kingdom (NET)
Alt.:--... Seek first his kingship over you, his way of holiness (NAB)

1 Cor 10:24-- Nobody should seek his own good (to heauTOU ze-TEIto-), but the good of others. (NIV)
Alt.:--Don't think only of yourself. Try to think of the other fellow, too, and what is best for him. (LB)
Alt.:--Let each one keep seeking, not his own [advantage], but that of the other person. (NWT)
Alt.:--No one should be looking out for his own interests (TEV)
Alt.:--Let no man, then, set his own advantage as his objective, but rather the good of his neighbor. (Phillips)
Alt.:--Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. (KJV)

1 Cor 10:32f-- Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks, or the church of God -- 33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good (me- ze-TO-n to emauTOU symPHEron) but the good of many, so that they may be saved. (NIV)
Alt.:--... not doing what I like or what is best for me, but what is best for them (LB)
Alt.:--... not seeking my own advantage but that of the many (NWT)
Alt.:--... not thinking of my own good, but of the good of all (TEV)
Alt.:--not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many (KJV)

Philippians 2:1-5-- So if there is any encouragement (paRAkle-sis) in Christ, any comfort (paraMYthion) from love (aGApe-s), any participation (koino-NIa) in the Spirit, any affection (SPLAGCHna) and sympathy (oiktirMOI), 2 complete my joy (chaRAN) by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord (SYMpsychoi) and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition (eriTHEIan) or conceit (kenodoXIan), but in humility (tapeinophroSYne-) count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests (me- ta heauTO-N HEkastoi skopOUNtes), but also to the interests of others (ta heTERo-n). 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, (ESV)
Alt.:--Doing nothing according to anochiyut (selfishness 1:17) nor according to empty ga'avah (conceit, haughtiness, arrogance), but in anavah (humility), fergin (graciously grant) each other esteem above yourselves [Ro 12:10]. Let each of you talmidim look after not only your own interests, but also the best interests of others [2:21; 1C 10:24,33]. (OJB)
Alt.:--Don't do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble toward one another, always considering others better than yourselves. And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own. (GNT)
Alt.:--Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself; Not looking everyone to his private good, but keeping in mind the things of others. (BBE)
Alt.:--Don't do anything for selfish purposes, ... Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others. (CEB)
Alt.:--Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (KJV)
Alt.:--Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. ... Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men's. (DR)
Alt.:--Nada hagáis por contienda ó por vanagloria; antes bien en humildad, estimándoos inferiores los unos á los otros: No mirando cada uno á lo suyo propio, sino cada cual también á lo de los otros. (RVR)
Alt.:--Ne faites rien par esprit de parti ... Que chacun de vous, au lieu de considérer ses propres intérêts, considère aussi ceux des autres. (FLS)
Alt.:--... regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also. (Darby)
Alt.:--... not doing what I like or what is best for me, but what is best for them (LB)
Alt.:--... not seeking my own advantage but that of the many (NWT)

1 Timothy 6:11--But you, O man of God, flee (PHEUge) these things and pursue (diO-ke) righteousness (dikaioSYNen), godliness (euSEBeian), faith (PIStin), love (aGAPen), patience (hypomoNE-N), gentleness (praypaTHIan). (NKJV)
Alt.:--But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (KJV)
Alt.:--Timothy, you belong to God, so keep away from all these evil things. Try your best to please God and to be like him. Be faithful, loving, dependable, and gentle. (CEV)
Alt.:--But you, man of God, avoid all these things. Strive for righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. (GNT)
Alt.:--But you, Oh man of God, escape from these things, and run after righteousness, after justice, after faith, after love, after patience and after humility. (ABPE)
Alt.:--But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart. (AMPC)
Alt.:--But you belong to God. So you should stay away from all those things. Always try to do what is right, to be devoted to God, and to have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. (ERV)
Alt.:--But you, man of God, run away from [flee] all those things. Instead, chase after [pursue] a right relationship with God [righteousness], a godly life [godliness; piety], faith, love, patience [perseverance; endurance], and gentleness. (EXB)
Alt.:--But you, the man of God, keep clear of such things. Set your heart not on riches, but on goodness, Christ-likeness, faith, love, patience and humility. (Phillips)
Alt.:--O Timothy, you are God's man. Run from all these evil things, and work instead at what is right and good, learning to trust him and love others and to be patient and gentle. (TLB)
Alt.:--But you, man of God, run away from all those things. Instead, live in the right way, serve God, have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. (NCV)
Alt.:--But you, man of God, turn away from all these sinful things. Work at being right with God. Live a God-like life. Have faith and love. Be willing to wait. Have a kind heart. (NLV)
Alt.:--But you, man of God--you must run away from all this. Instead, chase after justice, godliness, faith, love, patience and gentleness. (NTE)
Alt.:--But you, ish haElohim (man of G-d), flee these things. Pursue tzedek, chasidus, emunah, ahavah, savlanut, and anavah. (OJB)

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