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On PRIDE and HUMILITY

One of the best commentaries (and a true classic) on the book of Proverbs is the one by Charles Bridges.

You can download it for free here .

Here are his excellent comments on Proverbs 18:12 – Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

We have had both of these proverbs separately (16:18; 15:33).  Surely this repetition was intended to deepen our sense of their importance.  It is hard to persuade a man that he is proud.  Everyone protests against this sin.

Yet who does not cherish the viper in his own heart?

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