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Proverbs 11:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When pride cometh, then cometh shame; But with the lowly is wisdom.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When pride cometh, then cometh contempt, but, with the modest, is wisdom.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Pride hath come, and shame cometh, And with the lowly [is] wisdom.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [When] pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly [is] wisedome.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Wherever pride enters, there will be also disgrace: but the mouth of the lowly meditates wisdom.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[When] pride 2087
{2087} Prime
זָדוֹן
zadown
{zaw-done'}
From H2102; arrogance.
cometh, 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
then cometh 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
shame: 7036
{7036} Prime
קָלוֹן
qalown
{kaw-lone'}
From H7034; disgrace; (by implication) the pudenda.
but with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the lowly 6800
{6800} Prime
צָנוּעַ
tsana`
{tsaw-nah'}
A primitive root; to humiliate.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[is] wisdom. 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:2

_ _ Self-conceit is unteachable; the humble grow wise (compare Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 18:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:2

_ _ Observe, 1. How he that exalts himself is here abased, and contempt put upon him. When pride comes then comes shame. Pride is a sin which men have reason to be themselves ashamed of; it is a shame to a man who springs out of the earth, who lives upon alms, depends upon God, and has forfeited all he has, to be proud. It is a sin which others cry out shame on and look upon with disdain; he that is haughty makes himself contemptible; it is a sin for which God often brings men down, as he did Nebuchadnezzar and Herod, whose ignominy immediately attended their vain-glory; for God resists the proud, contradicts them, and counterworks them, in the thing they are proud of, Isaiah 2:11, etc. 2. How he that humbles himself is here exalted, and a high character is given him. As with the proud there is folly, and will be shame, so with the lowly there is wisdom, and will be honour, for a man's wisdom gains him respect and makes his face to shine before men; or, if any be so base as to trample upon the humble, God will give them grace which will be their glory. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy, those are that are of a humble spirit, what communion they have with God and comfort in themselves, we will say, With the lowly is wisdom.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:2

[When] pride cometh, then cometh (b) shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.

(b) When man so gets himself, and thinks to be exalted above his calling then God brings him to confusion.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
pride:

Proverbs 3:34-35 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. ... The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. ... Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Daniel 4:30-32 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? ... And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Luke 14:8-11 When thou art bidden of any [man] to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; ... For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth 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 exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

but:

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.
1 Corinthians 8:1-2 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. ... And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
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Pv 3:34; 15:33; 16:18. Dn 4:30. Lk 14:8; 18:14. 1Co 8:1.

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