Proverbs 18:12
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New International Version
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour [goeth] humility.

World English Bible
Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.

Young's Literal Translation
Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour is humility.

Proverbs 18:12 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Before destruction - See on Proverbs 11:2 (note); Proverbs 16:18 (note).

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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...

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Two Fortresses
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
A sermon (2494) intended for reading on Lord's Day, December 6th, 1896, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington on Thursday Evening, April 16th, 1885. "The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"--Proverbs 18:14. Every man sooner or later has some kind of infirmity to bear. It may be that his constitution from the very first will be inclined to certain disease and pains, or possibly he may in passing through life suffer from accident
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." "The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law," saith our apostle, 1 Cor. xv. 56. These two concur to make man mortal, and these two are the bitter ingredients of death. Sin procured it, and the law appointed it, and God hath seen to the exact execution of that law in all ages; for what man liveth and shall not taste of death? Two only escaped the common
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

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

Proverbs 15:33
Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

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

Proverbs 29:23
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

Ezekiel 29:9
Egypt will become a desolate wasteland. Then they will know that I am the LORD. "'Because you said, "The Nile is mine; I made it,"

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