Proverbs 29:23
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English Standard Version
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

King James Bible
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour 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.

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

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.

Proverbs 29:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee delight,

     And afford pleasure to thy soul.

The lxx well translates ויניחך by καὶ ἀναπαύσει σε;

(Note: Their translation of Proverbs 29:17 and Proverbs 29:18 here is found, in a marred and mutilated form, after Proverbs 28:17. At that place the words are καὶ ἀγαπήσει σε.)

הניח denotes rest properly, a breathing again, ἀνάψυξις; and then, with an obliteration of the idea of restraint so far, generally (like the Arab. araḥ, compared by Fleischer) to afford pleasure or delight. The post.-bibl. language uses for this the words נחת רוּח, and says of the pious that he makes נחת רוח to his Creator, Berachoth 17a; and of God, that He grants the same to them that fear Him, Berach. 29b; in the morning prayer of the heavenly spirits, that they hallow their Creator בנחת רוח (with inward delight). Write with Codd. (also Jaman.) and older editions ויניחך, not ויניחךּ; for, except in verbs 'ה'ל, the suffix of this Hiphil form is not dageshed, e.g., אמיתך, 1 Kings 2:26; cf. also 1 Kings 22:16 and Psalm 50:8. מעדנּים the lxx understands, after 2 Samuel 1:24 (עם־עדנים, μετὰ κόσμου), also here, of ornament; but the word signifies dainty dishes - here, high spiritual enjoyment. As in Proverbs 29:15 and Proverbs 29:16 a transition was made from the house to the people, so there now follows the proverb of the discipline of children, a proverb of the education of the people:

Proverbs 29:23 Parallel Commentaries

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man's

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

2 Chronicles 32:25,26 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him...

2 Chronicles 33:10-12,23,24 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen...

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

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

Daniel 4:30-37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Daniel 5:20,21 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne...

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

James 4:6-10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

honour

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

Deuteronomy 8:2,3,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 23:12 And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Cross References
Matthew 23:12
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 he who humbles himself will be exalted."

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

James 4:6
But he gives more grace. Therefore 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, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

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

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