Pride and Shame

Proverbs 11:2  

When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.

The Proverbs often contrast the effects of pride and humility. “The Hebrew word for pride comes from a root that means ‘to boil up’; it refers to a raging arrogance or insolence. The image pictures the presumptuous or arrogant behavior of the godless person. Such behavior always leads to shame” (NKJV Study Bible, note on Proverbs 11:2).

For more about pride and humility, see  “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector” and “Let This Mind Be in You.”

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