Proverbs 11:2

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 in Other Translations

2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
2 Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
2 The stuck-up fall flat on their faces, but down-to-earth people stand firm.
2 When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 11:2

[When] pride cometh, then cometh shame
The one follows the other, or rather keep pace together; as soon as one comes, the other comes; as in the case of the angels that sinned, Adam and Eve, Haman, Nebuchadnezzar, and others; and will be the case of the Romish antichrist, who, while vaunting and priding himself in his glory and grandeur, will fall into shame, disgrace, and destruction, ( Revelation 18:7 Revelation 18:8 ) ; but with the lowly [is] wisdom;
or wisdom shall come, as Jarchi: the consequence of which is honour and glory; as with Christ, who is meek and lowly, are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; so with his humble followers, who reckon themselves the least of saints, and chief of sinners, and own that it is by the grace of God they are what they are, is true wisdom; they are wise unto salvation, and in the way to honour and glory; such humble souls shall be exalted, ( Luke 14:11 ) .

Proverbs 11:2 In-Context

1 The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Proverbs 16:18
  • 2. Proverbs 18:12; Proverbs 29:23
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