Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
– Proverbs 16:19
This proverb continues with the thought of the previous one. Pride precedes destruction and, therefore, it is better to be humble. The word for humble means low and the word for lowly means poor. To divide the spoil with the proud is to share in the product of their wicked schemes and oppressions (Proverbs 1:8-19). Being oppressed by the proud is better than oppressing with them. Even if being poor, being humble more prepares one for God’s blessing (Proverbs 15:33; James 4:6).