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57 Bible Verses about Boasting

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Romans 3:27

Therefore, where [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Jeremiah 9:24

{But only} in this must the one who boasts boast, [that] he has insight, and [that] he knows me, that I [am] Yahweh, showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these [things] I delight," {declares} Yahweh.

James 4:16

But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I proclaim the gospel, it is not to me a reason for boasting, for necessity is imposed on me. For woe is to me if I do not proclaim the gospel.

2 Corinthians 10:15

not boasting {beyond limits} in the labors of others, but having hope [that as] your faith is growing to be enlarged greatly by you according to our assignment,

2 Corinthians 11:18

Since many are boasting according to human standards, I also will boast.

2 Corinthians 12:1

It is necessary to boast; [it is] not profitable, but I will proceed to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:13

But we will not boast {beyond limits}, but according to the measure of the assignment that God has assigned to us as a measure to reach even as far as you.

Romans 2:23

Who boast in the law, by the transgression of the law you dishonor God!

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Romans 15:17

Therefore I have a reason for boasting in Christ Jesus regarding the things concerning God.

2 Corinthians 11:17

What I am saying in this project of boasting, I am not saying as the Lord [would say], but as in foolishness.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore show to them the proof of your love and our boasting about you {openly before} the churches.

2 Corinthians 11:16

Again I say, do not let anyone think I am foolish. But indeed, if [you do], accept me even as foolish, in order 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 not made use of any of these [rights]. And I am not writing these [things] in order that it may be thus with me. For [it would be] better to me rather to die than [for] anyone to deprive me of my reason for boasting.

Romans 11:18

do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you.

Romans 2:17

But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God

2 Corinthians 7:14

For if I have boasted anything to him about you, I have not been put to shame, but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, thus also our boasting to Titus {has proven to be true}.

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered and said, "Tell [him], 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast as one who takes off his armor.'"

2 Corinthians 10:16

so that we may proclaim the gospel in the regions that lie beyond you, [and] not boast in the things accomplished in the [area] assigned to someone else.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?

1 Samuel 2:3

Do not increase speaking {very proud} words! Let no arrogance go forth from your mouth, for Yahweh is a God of knowledge [whose] deeds are not 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.

Proverbs 25:14

[Like] clouds and wind when there is no rain, [so too is] a man who boasts in a gift of deception.

Philippians 1:26

so that [what] you can be proud of may increase in Christ Jesus because of me through my return again to you.

Proverbs 27:2

May another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.

Galatians 6:13

For not even those who are circumcised observe the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised in order that they may boast in your flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:5

On behalf of such a person I will boast, but on behalf of myself I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.

Psalm 75:4

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

From Thematic Bible


Boasting » Boasting, the folly of

Psalm 49:6-7

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches? Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

Proverbs 25:14

[Like] clouds and wind when there is no rain, [so too is] a man who boasts in a gift of deception.

Boasting » Boasting in God

Psalm 44:8

In God we boast all the day, and we will give thanks [to] your name forever. Selah

Isaiah 45:25

In Yahweh all the offspring of Israel shall be in the right, and they shall boast."

Jeremiah 9:24

{But only} in this must the one who boasts boast, [that] he has insight, and [that] he knows me, that I [am] Yahweh, showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these [things] I delight," {declares} Yahweh.

Romans 2:17

But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

Psalm 49:6-9

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches? Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom (since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails), read more.
so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit.

Psalm 94:4

{They gush words} unrestrained. All [the] evildoers boast.

Romans 11:17-21

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness, do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you. Then you will say, "Branches were broken off in order that I could be grafted in." read more.
Well said! They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand firm because of faith. Do not think arrogant [thoughts], but be afraid. For if God did not spare the {natural} branches, neither will he spare you.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel, not with {clever speech}, lest the cross of Christ be emptied. For the message about 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 intelligence of the intelligent I will confound." read more.
Where [is] the wise person? 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 know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness, but to those [who are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human [wisdom], and the weakness of God [is] stronger than human [strength]. For consider your calling, brothers, that not many [were] wise according to human standards, not many [were] powerful, not many [were] well born. But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong, and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are, so that all flesh may not boast before God. But from him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, just as it is written, "The one who boasts, let him 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 carry on business and make a profit," you who do not know {what will happen tomorrow}, {what your life will be like}. For you are a smoky vapor that appears for a short time and then disappears. Instead you should say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." read more.
But now 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 chief advisor said to them, "Please say to Hezekiah: 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: "What [is] this confidence that you trust?

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he says, "[Are] not my commanders altogether kings? [Is] not Calno like Carchemish? [Is] not Hamath like Arpad? [Is] not Samaria like Damascus? As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols --and their images were {greater than those of} Jerusalem and Samaria-- read more.
shall I not do to Jerusalem and its idols what I have done to Samaria and her idols?" And this shall happen: when the Lord has finished all his work against {Mount Zion} and Jerusalem, "I will punish the {arrogance} of the king of Assyria and {his haughtiness}." For he says, "I have done [it] by the strength of my hand and by my wisdom, for I have understanding, and I have removed [the] boundaries of peoples, and I have plundered their stores, and like a bull I have brought down {the inhabitants}. And my hand has found, like nest, the wealth of the peoples, and like the gathering of forsaken eggs, I myself have gathered all the earth. And [there] was no fluttering wing or open mouth or chirp." Does the ax boast against the one who cuts with it, or the saw magnify itself against [the] one who moves it to and fro? {As if a rod should move the one who lifts it}! {As if a staff should lift up that which is not wood}!

Boasting » Those that boast of a false gift

Proverbs 25:14

[Like] clouds and wind when there is no rain, [so too is] a man who boasts in a gift of deception.

Boasting » Who boasts of their heart’s desire

Boasting » Instances of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:10

Then Ben-Hadad sent to him and said, "Thus may the gods do to me and thus may they add if the dust of Samaria is sufficient for the hollow of a hand for all of the people who are at my feet."

Boasting » Of evil

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

Boasting » Instances of » Goliath

Topics on Boasting

Boasting Excluded

45;3;27

Therefore, where [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Boasting In God

24;9;23

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Boasting, Condemned

62;2;16

because everything [that is] in the world--the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions--is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Boasting, Foolish

53;2;3-4

Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Paul's Boasting

46;15;31

I die every day--yes indeed, by my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord!