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.
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
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
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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