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

New Living Translation
Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.

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

Berean Study Bible
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

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

New King James Version
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.

New American Standard Bible
Before destruction the heart of a person is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

NASB 1995
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

NASB 1977
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Amplified Bible
Before disaster the heart of a man is haughty and filled with self-importance, But humility comes before honor.

Christian Standard Bible
Before his downfall a person’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Before ruin a man's heart is exalted, and before honour it is humble.

Contemporary English Version
Pride leads to destruction; humility leads to honor.

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.

Good News Translation
No one is respected unless he is humble; arrogant people are on the way to ruin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before destruction a person's heart is arrogant, but humility comes before honor.

International Standard Version
Before a man's downfall, his mind is arrogant, but humility precedes honor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honour goeth humility.

Literal Standard Version
The heart of man is high before destruction, "" And humility [is] before honor.

NET Bible
Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.

New Heart English Bible
Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is 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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
11A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city; it is like a high wall in his imagination. 12Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. 13He who answers a matter before he hears it—this is folly and disgrace to him.…

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

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

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

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

Ezekiel 29:9
The land of 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,'


Treasury of Scripture

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

destruction

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

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

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

and

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

Job 42:6
Wherefore 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 midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.









Verse 12. - (Comp. Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 15:33; where the maxims are found in almost the same words.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Before
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê·še-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

his downfall
שֶׁ֭בֶר (ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7667: A breaking, fracture, crushing, breach, crash

a man’s
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

heart
לֵב־ (lêḇ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is proud,
יִגְבַּ֣הּ (yiḡ·bah)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

but humility
עֲנָוָֽה׃ (‘ă·nā·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6038: Condescension

comes before
וְלִפְנֵ֖י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

honor.
כָב֣וֹד (ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness


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