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

New Living Translation
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

English Standard Version
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

New American Standard Bible
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

King James Bible
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.

International Standard Version
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.

NET Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Disgrace is before ruin and pride of spirit before misfortune.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

New American Standard 1977
Pride goes before destruction,
            And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

King James 2000 Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

American King James Version
Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

American Standard Version
Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.

Darby Bible Translation
Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

English Revised Version
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

World English Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Young's Literal Translation
Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:12. The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. 13. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 14,15. Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. 16. There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. 17. A sincerely religious man keeps at a distance from every appearance of evil. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. 18. When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 19. Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He that understands God's word shall find good. 21. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. 22. As waters to a thirsty land, so is a wise man to his friends and neighbours. 23. The wise man's self-knowledge, always suggests something proper to be spoken to others. 24. The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. 25. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. 26. We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. 18Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:42
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

Proverbs 8:13
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 17:19
He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Jeremiah 49:16
"As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle's, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

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

Obadiah 1:3
"The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?'
Treasury of Scripture

Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

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

Proverbs 17:19 He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his …

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

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

Esther 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, …

Esther 6:6 So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What shall be done to …

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. …

Isaiah 2:11,12 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men …

Isaiah 37:10-13,38 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your …

Daniel 4:30-37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

Daniel 5:22,24 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though …

Obadiah 1:3,4 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts …

Matthew 26:33-35,74 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended …

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by …

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation …

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