Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honour.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.
Pride first, then the crash, but humility is precursor to honor.
Before destruction the heart of man is full of pride, and before honour goes a gentle spirit.
Before destruction one’s heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.
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1 sn The term “heart” is a metonymy of subject, referring to the seat of the spiritual and intellectual capacities – the mind, the will, the motivations and intentions. Proud ambitions and intentions will lead to a fall.
2 tn Heb “[is] before honor”; cf. CEV “humility leads to honor.”