New International Version
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
King James Bible
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Darby 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.'
Proverbs 16:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pride goeth before destruction - Here pride is personified: it walks along, and has destruction in its train.
And a haughty spirit before a fall - Another personification. A haughty spirit marches on, and ruin comes after.
In this verse we find the following Masoretic note in most Hebrew Bibles. חצי הספר chatsi hassepher: "the middle of the book." This verse is the middle verse; and the first clause makes the middle of the words of the book of Proverbs.
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"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle's, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
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