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.
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
CommentaryKeil 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;
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:
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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."
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
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.
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