46 Bible Verses about

Self Righteousness, And The Gospel

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Job 9:2

"In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?

1 Samuel 6:20

The men of Beth-shemesh said, "Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holy God? And to whom shall He go up from us?"

Job 4:17

'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Job 15:14

"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 32:2

But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.

Job 40:8

"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Psalm 130:3

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Romans 9:31

but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Galatians 2:16

nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

Galatians 3:11

Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Chronicles 6:36

"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,

Ezra 9:15

"O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."

Psalm 14:3

They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

Daniel 9:7

"Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day--to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You.

Psalm 75:2-4

"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity. "The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah. "I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn;

Romans 10:3

For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Psalm 98:2

The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.

Isaiah 46:13

"I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; And My salvation will not delay And I will grant salvation in Zion, And My glory for Israel.

Isaiah 51:5

"My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, And My arms will judge the peoples; The coastlands will wait for Me, And for My arm they will wait expectantly.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Acts 13:39

and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.

Luke 18:13-14

"But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' "I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Romans 3:27

Where then is boasting? It is excluded By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Romans 4:2

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

Galatians 6:13-14

For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Ephesians 2:9

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Philippians 3:7-9

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

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