Proverbs 16:18
New International Version
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

New Living Translation
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

English Standard Version
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Berean Study Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

New American Standard Bible
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

New King James Version
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

King James Bible
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Christian Standard Bible
Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.

Contemporary English Version
Too much pride will destroy you.

Good News Translation
Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.

International Standard Version
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.

NET Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

New Heart English Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Disgrace is before ruin and pride of spirit before misfortune.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

New American Standard 1977
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

King James 2000 Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

American King James Version
Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

American Standard Version
Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Pride goes before destruction, and folly before a fall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.

Darby Bible Translation
Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

English Revised Version
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

World English Bible
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Young's Literal Translation
Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
Study Bible
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
17The highway of the upright leads away from evil; he who guards his way protects his life. 18Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19It is better to be lowly in spirit among the humble than to divide the spoil with the proud.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:42
When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him because he was just a boy, ruddy and handsome.

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.

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 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Jeremiah 49:16
The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you, O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks, O occupiers of the mountain summit. Though you elevate your nest like the eagle, even from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 29:9
The land of Egypt will become a desolate wasteland. Then they will know that I am the LORD. Because you said, "The Nile is mine; I made it,"

Obadiah 1:3
The pride of your heart has deceived you--O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks whose habitation is the heights, who say in your heart, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'

Treasury of Scripture

Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 17:19
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

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







Lexicon
Pride
גָּא֑וֹן (gā·’ō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1347: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

goes before
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

destruction,
שֶׁ֥בֶר (še·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7667: A breaking, fracture, crushing, breach, crash

and a haughty
גֹּ֣בַהּ (gō·ḇah)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1363: Elation, grandeur, arrogance

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

before
וְלִפְנֵ֥י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

a fall.
כִ֝שָּׁל֗וֹן (ḵiš·šā·lō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3783: A tottering, ruin
(18) Pride goeth before destruction.--In contrast to the blessing promised to humility in Proverbs 15:33.

Verse 18. - Pride goeth before destruction. A maxim continually enforced (see Proverbs 11:2; Proverbs 17:19; Proverbs 18:12). Here is the contrast to the blessing on humility promised (Proverbs 15:33). A haughty spirit - a lifting up of spirit - goeth before a fall (comp. Daniel 4:29, etc). Thus, according to Herodotus (7:10), Artabanus warned the arrogant Xerxes, "Seest thou how God strikes with the thunder animals which overtop others, and suffers them not to vaunt themselves, but the small irritate him not? And seest thou how he hurls his bolts always against the mightiest buildings and the loftiest trees? For God is wont to cut short whatever is too highly exalted" (comp. Horace, 'Carm.,' 2:10.9, etc.). Says the Latin adage, "Qui petit alta nimis, retro lapsus ponitur imis." Caesar, 'Bell. Gall.,' 1:14, "Consuesse Deos immortales, quo gravius homines ex commutatione rerum doleant, quos pro sceiere eorum ulcisci velint, his secundiores interdum re, et diuturuiorem impunitatem concedere." The Chinese say, "Who flies not high falls not low;" and, "A great tree attracts the wind." The Basque proverb remarks, "Pride sought flight in heaven, fell to hell." And an Eastern one, "What is extended will tear; what is long will break" (Lane). 16:12. The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. 13. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 14,15. Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. 16. There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. 17. A sincerely religious man keeps at a distance from every appearance of evil. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. 18. When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 19. Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He that understands God's word shall find good. 21. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. 22. As waters to a thirsty land, so is a wise man to his friends and neighbours. 23. The wise man's self-knowledge, always suggests something proper to be spoken to others. 24. The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. 25. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. 26. We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish.
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