So that no flesh might have glory before God.
Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.
Even of those whose faith is in their wealth, and whose hearts are lifted up because of their stores.
Will the axe say high-sounding words against him who is using it, or the blade be full of pride against him who is cutting with it? As if a rod had the power of shaking him who is using it, or as if a stick might take up him who is not wood.
This is the word of the Lord: Let not the wise man take pride in his wisdom, or the strong man in his strength, or the man of wealth in his wealth:
Now, we have knowledge that what the law says is for those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all men may be judged by God:
What reason, then, is there for pride? It is shut out. By what sort of law? of works? No, but by a law of faith.
For if Abraham got righteousness by works, he has reason for pride; but not before God.
So I have pride in Christ Jesus in the things which are God's.
So that, as it is said in the holy Writings, Whoever has a desire for glory, let his glory be in the Lord.
For who made you better than your brother? or what have you that has not been given to you? but if it has been given to you, what cause have you for pride, as if it had not been given to you?
This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?
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