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Proverbs 11:2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

When pride comes, then comes disgrace;
    but with the humble is wisdom.

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Proverbs 12:9 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself
    than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.

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Proverbs 13:10 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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

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Proverbs 15:25 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,
    but maintains the widow’s boundaries.

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Proverbs 15:33 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

33 The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
    and humility goes before honor.

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Proverbs 16:5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Every one who is arrogant is an abomination to the Lord;
    be assured, he will not go unpunished.

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Proverbs 16:18-19 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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

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Proverbs 18:12 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
    but humility goes before honor.

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Proverbs 21:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
    the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

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Proverbs 21:24 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

24 “Scoffer” is the name of the proud, haughty man
    who acts with arrogant pride.

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Proverbs 22:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
    is riches and honor and life.

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Proverbs 25:6-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
    or stand in the place of the great;
for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”
    than to be put lower in the presence of the prince.

What your eyes have seen

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Proverbs 25:27 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 It is not good to eat much honey,
    so be sparing of complimentary words.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:27 Cn Compare Gk Syr Tg: Heb searching out their glory is glory
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Proverbs 26:12 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

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Proverbs 27:1-2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
    a stranger, and not your own lips.

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Proverbs 28:11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
    but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

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Proverbs 28:25 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

25 A greedy man stirs up strife,
    but he who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

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Proverbs 29:23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 A man’s pride will bring him low,
    but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

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Proverbs 30:2-4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Surely I am too stupid to be a man.
    I have not the understanding of a man.
I have not learned wisdom,
    nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
    Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
    Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
    Surely you know!

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Proverbs 30:21-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 Under three things the earth trembles;
    under four it cannot bear up:
22 a slave when he becomes king,
    and a fool when he is filled with food;
23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband,
    and a maid when she succeeds her mistress.

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Proverbs 30:29-33 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

29 Three things are stately in their tread;
    four are stately in their stride:
30 the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
    and does not turn back before any;
31 the strutting cock,[a] the he-goat,
    and a king striding before[b] his people.

32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,
    or if you have been devising evil,
    put your hand on your mouth.
33 For pressing milk produces curds,
    pressing the nose produces blood,
    and pressing anger produces strife.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 30:31 Gk Syr Tg Compare Vg: Heb obscure
  2. Proverbs 30:31 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
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Proverbs 31:30 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

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