Proverbs 29:23
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23  A man’s pride will humiliate him, But a humble man will obtain honor.

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כג  גַּאֲוַת אָדָם תַּשְׁפִּילֶנּוּ וּשְׁפַל־רוּחַ יִתְמֹךְ כָּבוֹד׃

 29:23   But a humble man will obtain honor

Honor is a funny thing. One who seeks it out is unlikely to earn it from others, but one who rejects it is likely to earn his fellows’ respect. As the Sages of the Talmud teach (Eiruvin 13b), “One who chases after honor, honor eludes him; but one who runs away from honor, honor clings to him.”

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  • Shlomenu muendo

    our God the Creator of everything also ran away from honor when He hid for us to seek Him.he deserves all Honor

  • This is so true. I like the
    commentary "one who chases honor…".

    • Rabbi Alan J. Wachs

      B"H Then clarify your position…if you have one.

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Proverbs 29:23

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