Proverbs 16:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Pride goeth before destruction: and an hautie spirit before a fall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pride {goes} before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Pride `goeth' before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
- Basic English Bible

Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
- Darby Bible

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
- Webster's Bible

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
- World English Bible

Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.