When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with the humble is wisdom.
A man’s pride will bring him low,
But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty,
But humility goes before honor.
Though He scoffs at the scoffers,
Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom,
And before honor comes humility.
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,
I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.