Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
Before destruction the heart of man is full of pride, and before honour goes a gentle spirit.
You have been tricked by the pride of your heart, O you whose living-place is in the cracks of the rock, whose house is high up; who has said in his heart, Who will make me come down to earth?
And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not go down before him and give him honour, Haman was full of wrath.
So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What is to be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring? Then the thought came into Haman's mind, Whom, more than myself, would the king have pleasure in honouring?
So Haman was put to death by hanging him on the pillar he had made for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath became less.
The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.
A man's pride will be the cause of his fall, but he who has a gentle spirit will get honour.
The high looks of man will be put to shame, and the pride of men will be made low, and only the Lord will be lifted up in that day.
This is what you are to say to Hezekiah, king of Judah: Let not your God, in whom is your faith, give you a false hope, saying, Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.
And it came about, when he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer put him to death with the sword, and they went in flight into the land of Ararat. And Esar-haddon, his son, became king in his place.
The king made answer and said, Is this not great Babylon, which I have made for the living-place of kings, by the strength of my power and for the glory of my honour?
And you, his son, O Belshazzar, have not kept your heart free from pride, though you had knowledge of all this;
Then the part of the hand was sent out from before him, and this writing was recorded.
But Peter made answer and said to him, Though all may be turned away from you, I will never be turned away.
Then with curses and oaths he said, I have no knowledge of the man. And straight away there came the cry of a cock.
Truly, because they had no faith they were broken off, and you have your place by reason of your faith. Do not be lifted up in pride, but have fear;
Not one newly taken into the church, for fear that, through his high opinion of himself, he may come into the same sin as the Evil One.
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