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

New Living Translation
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.

English Standard Version
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Berean Study Bible
A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

New American Standard Bible
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

King James Bible
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
A person's pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.

Contemporary English Version
Too much pride brings disgrace; humility leads to honor.

Good News Translation
Arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A person's pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.

International Standard Version
A person's pride will bring about his downfall, but the humble in spirit will gain honor.

NET Bible
A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.

New Heart English Bible
A man's pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The pride of a son of man will humiliate him and his humility will increase honor to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's pride will humiliate him, but a humble spirit gains honor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall attain to honour.

New American Standard 1977
A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

American King James Version
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

American Standard Version
A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Pride brings a man low, but the Lord upholds the humble-minded with honour.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour.

English Revised Version
A man's pride shall bring him low: but he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honour.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

World English Bible
A man's pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.

Young's Literal Translation
The pride of man humbleth him, And humility of spirit upholdeth honour.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
22An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression. 23A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor. 24A partner to a thief hates his own soul; he receives the oath, but will not testify.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:12
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 18:14
I tell you, this man, rather than the Pharisee, went home justified. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

James 4:6
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.

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 16:19
It is better to be lowly in spirit among the humble than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 17:19
He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his gate high invites destruction.

Proverbs 18:12
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4
The rewards of humility and the fear of the LORD are wealth and honor and life.

Isaiah 66:2
Has not My hand made all these things? And so they came into being, declares the LORD. This is the one I will esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, who trembles at My word.

Daniel 4:30
the king exclaimed, "Is this not Babylon the Great, which I myself have built by the might of my power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?"

Daniel 4:31
While the words were still in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven: "It is decreed to you, King Nebuchadnezzar, that the kingdom has departed from you.

Treasury of Scripture

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

man's

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

2 Chronicles 32:25,26
But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem…

2 Chronicles 33:10-12,23,24
And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken…

honour

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

Deuteronomy 8:2,3,16
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.







Lexicon
A man’s
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

pride
גַּאֲוַ֣ת (ga·’ă·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

will bring him low,
תַּשְׁפִּילֶ֑נּוּ (taš·pî·len·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8213: To be or become low, to be abased

but a humble
וּשְׁפַל־ (ū·šə·p̄al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8217: Depressed

spirit
ר֝֗וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

will obtain
יִתְמֹ֥ךְ (yiṯ·mōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8551: To sustain, to obtain, keep fast, to help, follow close

honor.
כָּבֽוֹד׃ (kā·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness
(23) Honour shall uphold the lowly in spirit.--Rather, the lowly in spirit shall lay hold upon honour. (Comp. Proverbs 18:12.)

Verse 23. - A man's pride shall bring him low. The same thought is found in Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 25:6, etc.; Luke 14:11. Honour shall uphold the humble in spirit; better, as the Revised Version, he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honour (comp. Proverbs 11:16; Isaiah 57:15). The humble man does not seek honour, but by his life and action unconsciously attains it (comp. Job 22:29). Septuagint, "Haughtiness brings a man low, but the lowly-minded the Lord upholdeth with glory." 29:19. Here is an unprofitable, slothful, wicked servant; one that serves not from conscience, or love, but from fear. 20. When a man is self-conceited, rash, and given to wrangling, there is more hope of the ignorant and profligate. 21. Good usage to a servant does not mean indulgence, which would ruin even a child. The body is a servant to the soul; those that humour it, and are over-tender of it, will find it forget its place. 22. An angry, passionate disposition makes men provoking to one another, and provoking to God. 23. Only those who humble themselves shall be exalted and established. 24. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 25. Many are ashamed to own Christ now; and he will not own them in the day of judgment. But he that trusts in the Lord will be saved from this snare.
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