Do Not Be Proud
Most Relevant Verses
For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.
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.
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: “Nothing beyond what is written.” The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another.
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
How happy is the man
who has put his trust in the Lord
and has not turned to the proud
or to those who run after lies!
The end of a matter is better than its beginning;
a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.
Does an ax exalt itself
above the one who chops with it?
Does a saw magnify itself
above the one who saws with it?
It would be like a staff waving the one who lifts it!
It would be like a rod lifting a man who isn’t wood!
He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil.
- Proud (120 instances)