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Proverbs 18:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor [goeth] humility.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [is] humility.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility [goes] before honor.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor [is] humility.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour [goeth] humility.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Before grievous injury, a man's heart is haughty, and, before honour, is humility.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour [is] humility.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughtie, and before honour [is] humilitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Before ruin a man's heart is exalted, and before honour it is humble.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [is] humility.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
destruction 7667
{7667} Prime
שֶׁבֶר
sheber
{sheh'-ber}
From H7665; a fracture, figuratively ruin; specifically a solution (of a dream).
the heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
of man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
is haughty, 1361
{1361} Prime
גּבהּ
gabahh
{gaw-bah'}
A primitive root; to soar, that is, be lofty; figuratively to be haughty.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
honour 3519
{3519} Prime
כָּבוֹד
kabowd
{kaw-bode'}
From H3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.
[is] humility. 6038
{6038} Prime
עֲנָוָה
`anavah
{an-aw-vaw'}
From H6035; condescension, human and subjective (modesty), or divine and objective (clemency).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 18:12

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 16:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 18:12

_ _ Note, 1. Pride is the presage of ruin, and ruin will at last be the punishment of pride; for before destruction men are commonly so infatuated by the just judgment of God that they are more haughty than ever, that their ruin may be the sorer and the more surprising. Of, if that do not always hold, yet after the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes, Proverbs 16:18. 2. Humility is the presage of honour and prepares men for it, and honour shall at length be the reward of humility, as he had said before, Proverbs 15:33. That has need to be often said which men are so loth to believe.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
destruction:

Proverbs 11:2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Ezekiel 16:49-50 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. ... And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw [good].
Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I [am] God? but thou [shalt be] a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Daniel 5:23-24 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath [is], and whose [are] all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: ... Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
Acts 12:21-23 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. ... And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

and:

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.
Job 42:6-17 Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes. ... So Job died, [being] old and full of days.
Isaiah 6:5-13 Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. ... But yet in it [shall be] a tenth, and [it] shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves: so] the holy seed [shall be] the substance thereof.
Daniel 9:20 And whiles I [was] speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
Daniel 9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew [thee]; for thou [art] greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Jb 42:6. Pv 11:2; 15:33; 16:18; 29:23. Is 6:5. Ezk 16:49; 28:2, 9. Dn 5:23; 9:20, 23. Lk 14:11. Ac 12:21. 1P 5:5.

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