18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 16:18

Commentary on Proverbs 16:18

(Read Proverbs 16:18)

When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves.

12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:12

Commentary on Proverbs 18:12

(Read Proverbs 18:12)

After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility.