Book of Proverbs
Humilty versus Pride

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he shows favor.
Proverbs 3:34, New Revised Standard Version throughout

There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty (proud) eyes - Proverbs 6:16-17

The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. - Prov. 8:13

When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but wisdom is with the humble.
Prov. 11:2

By insolence the heedless make strife, but wisdom is with those who take advice.
Prov. 13:10

The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, but the lips of the wise preserve them.
Prov. 14:3

The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but maintains the widow’s boundaries.
Prov. 15:25

The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.
Prov. 15:33

All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the LORD; be assured, they will not go unpunished. - Prov. 16:5

Wit and Wisdom from the World
When a proud man hears another praised,
he feels himself injured.
English proverb

Proverbs by Topic!

A Good Woman
Anger - Arguments
Blessings - Curses
Diligence - Lazy
Fearing God
Good - Evil
Health - Alcohol
Hope - Mercy
Humility - Pride
Judgment - Justice
The Mouth
Trials - Protection
Trust - Faithful
Truth - Lies
What God hates
Wisdom in general
Wise - Fools

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. - Prov. 16:18-19

One who loves transgression loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites broken bones.
Prov. 17:19

The wealth of the rich is their strong city; in their imagination it is like a high wall. ┬áBefore destruction one’s heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor. - Proverbs 18:11-12

Many proclaim themselves loyal, but who can find one worthy of trust?
Prov. 20:6

Haughty eyes and a proud heart - the lamp of the wicked - are sin.
Prov. 21:4

The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.
Prov. 22:4

Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of a gift never given.
Prov. 25:14

It is not good to eat much honey, or to seek honor on top of honor.
Prov. 25:27

Wit and Wisdom from the World
It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
Andrew J. Holmes, 1946

Do you see persons wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.
Prov. 26:12

The lazy person is wiser in self-esteem than seven who can answer discreetly.
Prov. 26:16

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth a stranger, and not your own lips. - Prov. 27:1-2

The rich is wise in self-esteem, but an intelligent poor person sees through the pose.
Prov. 28:11

The greedy person stirs up strife, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be enriched.
Prov. 28:25

A person’s pride will bring humiliation, but one who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Prov. 29:23

There are those who are pure in their own eyes yet are not cleansed of their filthiness.  There are those - how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift! - Proverbs 30:12-13

If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.
Proverbs 30:32

Wit and Wisdom from the World
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
Francois Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680
Love of fame is the last thing even
learned men can bear to be parted from.
Cornelius Tacitus, c. 56-120

Additional Study Materials
Is PRIDE one of the
seven deadly sins?
How did pride almost
get King David KILLED?
Why did Jesus humbly
wash his disciples' feet?

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