Proverbs 15:33
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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!

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Clarke'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

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Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

and

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

Proverbs 25:6,7 Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men...

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

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

Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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...

Library
God, 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.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 1:2
for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 15:32
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 16:1
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

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

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

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