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57 Bible Verses about Boasting

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Jeremiah 9:24

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.

James 4:16

But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

2 Corinthians 10:15

not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,

2 Corinthians 11:18

Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.

2 Corinthians 12:1

Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:13

But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.

Romans 2:23

You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?

Jeremiah 9:23

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;

2 Corinthians 11:17

What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

2 Corinthians 11:16

Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.

Romans 4:2

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

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have used none of these things And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.

Romans 11:18

do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

Romans 2:17

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

2 Corinthians 7:14

For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.

1 Kings 20:11

Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.'"

2 Corinthians 10:16

so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?

1 Samuel 2:3

"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

2 Corinthians 11:10

As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.

Philippians 1:26

so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Galatians 6:13

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.

2 Corinthians 12:5

On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses.

Psalm 75:4

"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn;

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Boasting » Boasting, the folly of

Psalm 49:6-7

Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches? No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Boasting » Boasting in God

Psalm 44:8

In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.

Isaiah 45:25

"In the LORD all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory."

Jeremiah 9:24

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.

Romans 2:17

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Psalm 49:6-9

Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches? No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him-- For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever-- read more.
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.

Psalm 94:4

They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

Romans 11:17-21

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in." read more.
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE." read more.
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God. But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."

Boasting » What not to boast of

James 4:13-16

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that." read more.
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

Boasting » Instances of » The disciples

Boasting » Instances of » Sennacherib

2 Kings 18:19

Then Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What is this confidence that you have?

Isaiah 10:8-15

For it says, "Are not my princes all kings? "Is not Calno like Carchemish, Or Hamath like Arpad, Or Samaria like Damascus? "As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria, read more.
Shall I not do to Jerusalem and her images Just as I have done to Samaria and her idols?" So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness." For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants, And my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest, And as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth; And there was not one that flapped its wing or opened its beak or chirped." Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.

Boasting » Those that boast of a false gift

Boasting » Who boasts of their heart’s desire

Boasting » Instances of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:10

Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."

Boasting » Of evil

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Boasting » Instances of » Goliath

Topics on Boasting

Boasting Excluded

45;3;27

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

Boasting In God

24;9;23

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;

Boasting, Condemned

62;2;16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Boasting, Foolish

53;2;3-4

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Paul's Boasting

46;15;31

I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

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