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Theasaurus: Bragging

16 Bible Verses about Bragging

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Proverbs 27:2

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

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

James 4:16

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

Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth. But the one who boasts should boast in this,
that he understands and knows Me—
that I am Yahweh, showing faithful love,
justice, and righteousness on the earth,
for I delight in these things.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Psalm 75:5

Do not lift up your horn against heaven
or speak arrogantly.’”

Proverbs 25:14

The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist
is like clouds and wind without rain.

Judges 9:38

Zebul replied, “Where is your mouthing off now? You said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Aren’t these the people you despised? Now go and fight them!”

1 Samuel 2:1-3

Hannah prayed:My heart rejoices in the Lord;
my horn is lifted up by the Lord.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is no one holy like the Lord.
There is no one besides You!
And there is no rock like our God. Do not boast so proudly,
or let arrogant words come out of your mouth,
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and actions are weighed by Him.

Amos 4:5

Offer leavened bread as a thank offering,
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings,
for that is what you Israelites love to do!
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Jude 1:16

These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.

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