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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 to eat much honey; but it is right to honour venerable sayings. (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.:--for people to search out their own glory, is it glory? (NWT)
Alt.:--... nor to seek honor after honor. (NAB)
Alt.:--Too much honey is bad for you, and so is trying to win too much praise. (TEV)
Alt.:--... so for men to search their own glory is not glory. (KJV)
Alt.:--... so be sparing of complimentary words. (RSV)

Mat. 6:32f-- 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.:--(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) ... 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God (KJV)
Alt.:--That is what pagans are always looking for ... 33 Set your heart on his kingdom (Phillips)
Alt.:--(These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) ... 33 Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God (TEV)
Alt.:--... Seek first his kingship over you, his way of holiness (NAB)
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, 33 and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to. (LB)

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)

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