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57 Bible Verses about Boasting

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Romans 3:27

Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

James 4:16

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

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because an obligation is placed on me. And woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

2 Corinthians 10:15

We are not bragging beyond measure about other people's labors. But we have the hope that as your faith increases, our area [of ministry] will be greatly enlarged,

2 Corinthians 11:18

Since many boast from a human perspective, I will also boast.

2 Corinthians 12:1

It is necessary to boast; it is not helpful, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:13

We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but according to the measure of the area [of ministry] that God has assigned to us, [which] reaches even to you.

Romans 2:23

You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says: The wise must not boast in his wisdom; the mighty must not boast in his might; the rich must not boast in his riches.

2 Corinthians 11:17

What I say in this matter of boasting, I don't speak as the Lord would, but foolishly.

2 Corinthians 8:24

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

2 Corinthians 11:16

I repeat: no one should consider me a fool. But if [you do], at least accept me as a fool, so I too may boast a little.

Romans 4:2

If Abraham was justified by works, then he has something to brag about-but not before God.

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have used none of these rights, and I have not written this to make it happen that way for me. For it would be better for me to die than for anyone to deprive me of my boast!

Romans 11:18

do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag-you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you.

Romans 2:17

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rest in the law, and boast in God,

2 Corinthians 7:14

For if I have made any boast to him about you, I have not been embarrassed; but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, so our boasting to Titus has also turned out to be the truth.

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered, "Say this: 'Let not him who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.' "

2 Corinthians 10:16

so that we may preach the gospel to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else's area [of ministry].

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?

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, because of me, your confidence may grow in Christ Jesus when I come 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 even the circumcised don't keep the law themselves; however, they want you to be circumcised in order to boast about your flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:5

I will boast about this person, but not about myself, except of my weaknesses.

Psalm 75:4

I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horn.

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Boasting » Boasting, the folly of

Psalm 49:6-7

They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches. Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God-

Proverbs 20:14

"It's worthless, it's worthless!" the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats.

Boasting » Boasting in God

Isaiah 45:25

All the descendants of Israel will be justified and find glory through the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Romans 2:17

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rest in the law, and boast in God,

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 49:6-9

They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches. Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God- since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying- read more.
so that he may live forever and not see the Pit.

Romans 11:17-21

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them, and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree, do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag-you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you. Then you will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in." read more.
True enough; they were broken off by unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 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 with clever words, so that the cross of Christ will not be emptied [of its effect]. For to those who are perishing the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is God's power. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts. read more.
Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish? For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached. For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. Yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is God's power and God's wisdom, because God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong. God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. But from Him you are in Christ Jesus, who for us became wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

Boasting » What not to boast of

James 4:13-16

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit." You don't even know what tomorrow will bring-what your life will be! For you are a bit of smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and 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 the Rabshakeh said to them, "Tell Hezekiah this is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: 'What are you relying on?

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he says: Aren't all my commanders kings? Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus? As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria, read more.
and as I did to Samaria and its idols will I not also do to Jerusalem and its idols? But when the Lord finishes all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, [He will say,] "I will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes." For he said: I have done [this] by my own strength and wisdom, for I am clever. I abolished the borders of nations and plundered their treasures; like a mighty warrior, I subjugated the inhabitants. My hand has reached out, as if into a nest, to seize the wealth of the nations. Like one gathering abandoned eggs, I gathered the whole earth. No wing fluttered; no beak opened or chirped. Does an ax exalt itself above the one who chops with it? Does a saw magnify itself above the one who saws with it? As if a staff could wave those who lift it! As if a rod could lift what isn't 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

Then Ben-hadad sent [messengers] to him and said, "May the gods punish me and do so severely if Samaria's dust amounts to a handful for each of the people who follow me."

Boasting » Of evil

Boasting » Instances of » Goliath

Topics on Boasting

Boasting Excluded

45;3;27

Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith.

Boasting In God

24;9;23

This is what the Lord says: The wise must not boast in his wisdom; the mighty must not boast in his might; the rich must not boast in his riches.

Boasting, Condemned

62;2;16

For everything that belongs to the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one's lifestyle-is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Boasting, Foolish

53;2;3-4

Don't let anyone deceive you in any way. For [that day] 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 by the pride in you that I have in Christ Jesus our Lord: I die every day!

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