Proverbs 16 :18

Proverbs 16 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.

Webster's Revision

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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :18

Haughty - Proud; arrogant; lifted up.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :18

Pride goeth before destruction - Here pride is personified: it walks along, and has destruction in its train.

And a haughty spirit before a fall - Another personification. A haughty spirit marches on, and ruin comes after.

In this verse we find the following Masoretic note in most Hebrew Bibles. חצי הספר chatsi hassepher: "the middle of the book." This verse is the middle verse; and the first clause makes the middle of the words of the book of Proverbs.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :18

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :18

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