16 Bible Verses about Holier Than Thou
Most Relevant Verses
“Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me,
For I am holier than you!’
These are smoke in My nostrils,
A fire that burns all the day.
For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?
You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
“There is no one holy like the Lord,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places;
Who eat swine’s flesh,
And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.
One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and you say to the poor man, “You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,”
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes,
Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight!
- Holier (2 instances)