Proverbs 16:18

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Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

NIV ©

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

NASB ©

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

NLT ©

Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

MSG ©

First pride, then the crash--the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.

BBE ©

Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.

NRSV ©

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

NKJV ©

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

KJV
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and an haughty
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a fall
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HEBREW
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Nwag
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LXXM
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N-GSF
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N-NSF
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PREP
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PRT
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N-GSN
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N-NSF
NET © [draft] ITL
Pride
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goes before
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destruction
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, and a haughty
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spirit
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before
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a fall
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.
NET © Notes

sn The two lines of this proverb are synonymous parallelism, and so there are parasynonyms. “Pride” is paired with “haughty spirit” (“spirit” being a genitive of specification); and “destruction” is matched with “a tottering, falling.”

tn Heb “[is] before destruction.”

sn Many proverbs have been written in a similar way to warn against the inevitable disintegration and downfall of pride. W. McKane records an Arabic proverb: “The nose is in the heavens, the seat is in the mire” (Proverbs [OTL], 490).