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Proverbs 16:18

    Proverbs 16:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pride goeth 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.