12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
    but humility comes before honor.(A)

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Humility is the fear of the Lord;
    its wages are riches and honor(A) and life.(B)

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23 Pride brings a person low,(A)
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.(B)

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Has not my hand made all these things,(A)
    and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:
    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,(B)
    and who tremble at my word.(C)

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