2 cWhen pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with dthe humble is wisdom.
9 Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.
10 fBy insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
25 The Lord tears down the house of qthe proud
33 jThe fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and khumility comes before honor.
5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is ran abomination to the Lord;
sbe assured, he will not go unpunished.
18 mPride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 nIt is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to odivide the spoil with the proud.
12 mBefore destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but nhumility comes before honor.
4 cHaughty eyes and a proud heart,
24 f“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man
who acts with arrogant pride.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
6 Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
or stand in the place of the great,
7 for uit is better to be told, “Come up here,”
than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.
What your eyes have seen
27 It is qnot good to eat much honey,
12 Do you see a man who is jwise in his own eyes?
kThere is more hope for a fool than for him.
27 Do not boast about tomorrow,
yfor you do not know what a day may bring.
2 Let zanother praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips.
11 A rich man is wise in his town eyes,
but a poor man who has understanding uwill find him out.
25 A greedy man sstirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the Lord will tbe enriched.
23 eOne’s pride will bring him low,
fbut he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
2 Surely I am too mstupid to be a man.
I have not the understanding of a man.
3 I have not learned wisdom,
nor have I knowledge of nthe Holy One.
4 Who has oascended to heaven and come down?
Who has pgathered the wind in his fists?
Who has qwrapped up the waters in a garment?
Who has established all rthe ends of the earth?
sWhat is his name, and what is his son’s name?
Surely you know!
under kfour it cannot bear up:
22 ta slave when he becomes king,
and a fool when he is ufilled with food;
and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.
29 bThree things are stately in their tread;
bfour are stately in their stride:
30 the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
and cdoes not turn back before any;
and a king whose army is with him.2
32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,
or if you have been devising evil,
eput your hand on your mouth.
33 For pressing milk produces curds,
pressing the nose produces blood,
and pressing anger produces strife.
30 lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.