New International Version
Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour [goeth] humility.
World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom, And before honour is humility!
Proverbs 15:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of the Lord - See note on Proverbs 1:7. Much is spoken concerning this fear;
1. It is the beginning of wisdom.
2. It is also the beginning of knowledge.
3. It is the instruction of wisdom. Wisdom derives its most important lessons from the fear of God. He who fears God much, is well taught.
And before honor is humility - That is, few persons ever arrive at honor who are not humble; and those who from low life have risen to places of trust and confidence, have been remarkable for humility. We may rest assured that the providence of God will never elevate a proud man; such God beholds afar off. He may get into places of trust and profit, but God will oust him, and the people will curse him, and curse his memory. So will it ever be with bad ministers and advisers of the crown.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
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