Context / meaning
Proverbs 16 [15.] In the light of the king’s face is life.
His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil.
He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor,
than to divide the plunder with the proud.
Proverbs 16 [20.] He who heeds the Word finds prosperity.
Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent.
Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,
but the punishment of fools is their folly.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth,
and adds learning to his lips.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
accident - pride