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57 Bible Verses about Boasting

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Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

James 4:16

But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News.

2 Corinthians 10:15

not boasting beyond proper limits in other men's labors, but having hope that as your faith grows, we will be abundantly enlarged by you in our sphere of influence,

2 Corinthians 11:18

Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.

2 Corinthians 12:1

It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:13

But we will not boast beyond proper limits, but within the boundaries with which God appointed to us, which reach even to you.

Romans 2:23

You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;

2 Corinthians 11:17

That which I speak, I don't speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the assemblies, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 11:16

I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, 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 toward God.

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have used none of these things, and I don't write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.

Romans 11:18

don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Romans 2:17

Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,

2 Corinthians 7:14

For if in anything I have boasted to him on your behalf, I was not disappointed. But as we spoke all things to you in truth, so our glorying also which I made before Titus was found to be truth.

2 Corinthians 10:8

For though I should boast somewhat abundantly concerning our authority, (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down) I will not be disappointed,

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"

2 Corinthians 10:16

so as to preach the Good News even to the parts beyond you, not to boast in what someone else has already done.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

2 Corinthians 11:10

As the truth of Christ is in me, no one will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

Philippians 1:26

that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.

Proverbs 27:2

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

Galatians 6:13

For even they who receive circumcision don't keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:5

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

Psalm 75:4

I said to the arrogant, "Don't boast!" I said to the wicked, "Don't lift up the horn.

From Thematic Bible


Boasting » Boasting, the folly of

Psalm 49:6-7

Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches -- none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Proverbs 20:14

"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Boasting » Boasting in God

Psalm 44:8

In God we have made our boast all day long, we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.

Isaiah 45:25

In Yahweh shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

Romans 2:17

Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Psalm 49:6-9

Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches -- none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him. For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough, read more.
That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.

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 root and of the richness of the olive tree; don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in." read more.
True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear; for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Good News -- not in wisdom of words, so that the cross of Christ wouldn't be made void. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing." read more.
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe. For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is 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 you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble; but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are: that no flesh should boast before God. But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, "He 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 let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit." Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. For you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that." read more.
But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.

Boasting » Instances of » The disciples

Boasting » Instances of » Sennacherib

2 Kings 18:19

Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What confidence is this in which you trust?

Isaiah 10:8-15

For he says, "Aren't all of my princes kings? Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus?" As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Jerusalem and of Samaria; read more.
shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? Therefore it will happen that, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the willful proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the insolence of his haughty looks. For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers. My hand has found the riches of the peoples like a nest, and like one gathers eggs that are abandoned, have I gathered all the earth. There was no one who moved their wing, or that opened their mouth, or chirped." Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone 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, "The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."

Boasting » Of evil

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Boasting » Instances of » Goliath

Topics on Boasting

Boasting Excluded

45;3;27

Where then is the 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 Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;

Boasting, Condemned

62;2;16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn't the Father's, but is the world's.

Boasting, Foolish

53;2;3-4

Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not be, unless the departure comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction,

Paul's Boasting

46;15;31

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