Proverbs 18:12
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English Standard Version
Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

King James Bible
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

American Standard Version
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor goeth humility.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.

English Revised Version
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour goeth humility.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 18:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 The lips of the fool engage in strife,

   And his mouth calleth for stripes.

We may translate: the lips of the fool cause strife, for בּוא ב, to come with anything, e.g., Psalm 66:13, is equivalent to bring it (to bring forward), as also: they engage in strife; as one says בּוא בדמים: to be engaged in bloodshed, 1 Samuel 25:26. We prefer this intrant (ingerunt se), with Schultens and Fleischer. יבאוּ for תּבאנה, a synallage generis, to which, by means of a "self-deception of the language" (Fl.), the apparent masculine ending of such duals may have contributed. The stripes which the fool calleth for (קרא ל, like Proverbs 2:3) are such as he himself carries off, for it comes a verbis ad verbera. The lxx: his bold mouth calleth for death (פיו ההמה מות יקרא); למהלמות has, in codd. and old editions, the Mem raphatum, as also at 19:29; the sing. is thus מהלוּם, like מנוּל to מנעליו, for the Mem dagessatum is to be expected in the inflected מהלם, by the passing over of the ō into ǔ.

Proverbs 18:12 Parallel Commentaries

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destruction

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Ezekiel 16:49,50 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters...

Ezekiel 28:2,9 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Daniel 5:23,24 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you...

Acts 12:21-23 And on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne, and made an oration to them...

and

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

Daniel 9:20,23 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel...

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

Cross References
Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 29:23
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Ezekiel 29:9
and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. Then they will know that I am the LORD. "Because you said, 'The Nile is mine, and I made it,'

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