Proverbs 15:33

33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

Read Proverbs 15:33 Using Other Translations

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.

What does Proverbs 15:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord [is] the instruction of wisdom
It is "the beginning of wisdom", ( Proverbs 9:10 ) ; it leads unto it, instructs a man in it; by means of it he attains to true spiritual and evangelical wisdom; it teaches him to abstain from sin, and to serve the Lord; and to seek the salvation of his soul in the way God has appointed, which is by his Son Jesus Christ, which to do is the highest wisdom; and before honour [is] humility;
the fear of God and humility go together, where the one is the other is; and as the one is the way to wisdom, the other is the way to glory; Christ's humiliation was before his exaltation; men are first humbled and laid low in their own eyes, and then they are raised out of their low estate, and are set among princes; and shall inherit the throne of glory, being made kings and priests unto God; it is a frequent saying of Christ's, "he that humbleth himself shall be exalted", ( Luke 14:11 ) ; such an one is raised to a high estate of grace, and at last to eternal glory.

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