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39 Bible Verses about Pride

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Proverbs 16:19

Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Leviticus 26:19

and I will break the arrogance of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as bronze,

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

Isaiah 2:17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day:

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness towards you, great my exulting in respect of you; I am filled with encouragement; I overabound in joy under all our affliction.

1 Corinthians 15:31

Daily I die, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hosea 7:10

And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face; and they do not return to Jehovah their God, nor seek him for all this.

Psalm 59:12

Because of the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak.

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Ambition » Connected with » Pride

Habakkuk 2:5

And moreover, the wine is treacherous: he is a proud man, and keepeth not at rest, he enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is like death and cannot be satisfied; and he assembleth unto him all nations, and gathereth unto him all peoples.

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Condemnation » Increased by » Pride

Jewish » Pride

Luke 3:8

Produce therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for our father, for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

John 8:33

They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?

John 8:39

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham;

John 9:28

They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Romans 2:19

and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,

Parents » Prayers » Pride

Matthew 20:21

And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak the word that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom.

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Persecution » Originates in » Pride

Pride » Examples of » Haman

Isaiah 14:13

And thou that didst say in thy heart, I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit upon the mount of assembly, in the recesses of the north;

Isaiah 47:10

For thou hast confided in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath seduced thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me.

Ezekiel 28:2

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

Ezekiel 31:10

Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast lifted up thyself in stature, ... and he hath set his top amidst the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height,

More verses: Isaiah 10:13

Pride » Examples of » Spiritual, examples of

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, If ye were blind ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We see, your sin remains.

Job 33:9

I am clean without transgression; I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me;

1 Corinthians 4:18

But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;

Pride » Examples of » Jewish pride, as the chosen nation

Luke 3:8

Produce therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for our father, for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

John 8:33

They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?

John 8:39

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham;

John 9:28

They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Romans 2:19

and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,

Pride » Forbidden

Pride » Exemplified

Daniel 4:30

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious adornment, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine.

Hosea 5:5

And Israel's pride doth testify to his face; and Israel and Ephraim shall fall by their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them.

Hosea 5:9

Ephraim shall be a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which is sure.

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Pride » Instances of » Hezekiah, in displaying his resources

2 Chronicles 32:31

However in the matter of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

2 Kings 20:13

And Hezekiah hearkened to them, and shewed them all his treasure-house, the silver and the gold, and the spices and the fine oil, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found among his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not shew them.

Isaiah 39:2

And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver and the gold, and the spices and the fine oil, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found amongst his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not shew them.

Pride » Leads men to » Contention

Proverbs 28:25

He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of power

Leviticus 26:19

and I will break the arrogance of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as bronze,

Ezekiel 30:6

Thus saith Jehovah: They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her strength shall come down: from Migdol to Syene shall they fall in her by the sword, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Pride » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16

These six things doth Jehovah hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Pride » Is followed by » Debasement

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet;

Pride » Self-deception

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; he that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart, hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill. Though thou shouldest make thy nest high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Subdued

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they acted haughtily he was above them.

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Abased

Daniel 4:37

Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of the heavens, all whose works are truth, and his paths judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Pride » Instances of » Haman

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath was appeased.

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Esther 5:13

Yet all this is of no avail to me so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Esther 6:6

So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What is to be done with the man whom the king delights to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to me?

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Brought low

Isaiah 2:12

For there shall be a day of Jehovah of hosts upon everything proud and lofty, and upon everything lifted up, and it shall be brought low;

Psalm 18:27

For it is thou that savest the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes wilt thou bring down.

Pride » Examples of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:23

but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of the heavens; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; he that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Pride » Woe to

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious adornment, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine.

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet;

Pride » A hindrance to seeking God

Hosea 7:10

And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face; and they do not return to Jehovah their God, nor seek him for all this.

Pride » Defiles a man

Mark 7:22

thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

Mark 7:20

And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that defiles the man.

Pride » Exemplified » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was lifted up; and there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Pride » Examples of » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was lifted up; and there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Pride » Examples of » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when he became strong his heart was lifted up to his downfall; and he transgressed against Jehovah his God, and went into the temple of Jehovah to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Punished

Zephaniah 2:10-11

This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of Jehovah of hosts. Jehovah will be terrible unto them; for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and all the isles of the nations shall worship him, every one from his place.

Pride » Often originates in » Unsanctified knowledge

1 Corinthians 8:1

But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

Pride » Instances of » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 4:30-34

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from the heavens: King Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken: The kingdom is departed from thee; and they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High ruleth over the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. read more.
The same hour was the word fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar; and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen; and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven, till his hair grew like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto the heavens, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation.

Pride » Hateful to Christ

Proverbs 8:12-13

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find the knowledge which cometh of reflection. The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.

Pride » Exemplified » Laodiceans

Pride » Characteristic of » False teachers

1 Timothy 6:3-4

If any one teach differently, and do not accede to sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the teaching which is according to piety, he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, out of which arise envy, strife, injurious words, evil suspicions,

Pride » Often originates in » Religious privileges

Zephaniah 3:11

In that day thou shalt not be ashamed for all thy doings wherein thou hast transgressed against me; for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that exult in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

Pride » Characteristic of » The wicked

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith. And moreover, the wine is treacherous: he is a proud man, and keepeth not at rest, he enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is like death and cannot be satisfied; and he assembleth unto him all nations, and gathereth unto him all peoples.

Pride » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Pride » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:22-23

And thou, Belshazzar, his son, hast not humbled thy heart, although thou knewest all this; but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of the heavens; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

Pride » Leads men to » Wrath

Pride » Saints » Mourn over, in others

Jeremiah 13:17

And if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Jehovah's flock is gone into captivity.

Pride » A hindrance to improvement

Pride » Exhortation against

Jeremiah 13:15

Hear ye, and give ear, be not lifted up; for Jehovah hath spoken.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Marred

Jeremiah 13:9

Thus saith Jehovah: After this manner will I spoil the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of wealth

2 Kings 20:13

And Hezekiah hearkened to them, and shewed them all his treasure-house, the silver and the gold, and the spices and the fine oil, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found among his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not shew them.

Pride » Often originates in » Inexperience

Pride » Often originates in » Self-righteousness

Luke 18:11-12

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.

Pride » Characteristic of » The Devil

Pride » Is followed by » Shame

Pride » Leads men to » Contempt and rejection of God's word and ministers

Jeremiah 43:2

then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: Jehovah our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there;

Pride » Exemplified » Scribes

Mark 12:38-39

And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and salutations in the marketplaces, and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;

Pride » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Nehemiah 9:10

and didst shew signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants, and upon all the people of his land; for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them, and thou didst make thee a name, as it is this day.

Pride » Exemplified » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

And on a set day, clothed in royal apparel and sitting on the elevated seat of honour, Herod made a public oration to them. And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's. And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give the glory to God, and he expired, eaten of worms.

Pride » Exemplified » Judah

Jeremiah 13:9

Thus saith Jehovah: After this manner will I spoil the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

Pride » Shall abound in the last days

Pride » Is sin

Pride » Instances of » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when he became strong his heart was lifted up to his downfall; and he transgressed against Jehovah his God, and went into the temple of Jehovah to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him priests of Jehovah, eighty valiant men; and they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It is not for thee, Uzziah, to burn incense to Jehovah, but for the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast transgressed; neither shall it be for thine honour from Jehovah Elohim. read more.
And Uzziah was wroth; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of Jehovah, beside the incense altar.

Pride » Examples of » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

And Naaman was wroth, and went away and said, Behold, I thought, He will certainly come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Jehovah his God, and wave his hand over the place, and cure the leper.

Pride » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly; all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the man.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Brought into contempt

Isaiah 23:9

Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Recompensed

Pride » Characteristic of » The world

Pride » Instances of » Naaman, refusing to wash in the jordan river

2 Kings 5:11-13

And Naaman was wroth, and went away and said, Behold, I thought, He will certainly come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Jehovah his God, and wave his hand over the place, and cure the leper. Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them and be clean? And he turned and went away in a rage. And his servants drew near, and spoke to him and said, My father, if the prophet had bidden thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he says to thee, Wash and be clean?

Pride » Exemplified » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, he is very proud, of his pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath: his pratings are vain.

Pride » Exemplified » Tyre

Isaiah 23:9

Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.

Pride » Exemplified » Edom

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; he that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Pride » Examples of » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 4:30

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Pride » Saints » Hate, in others

Psalm 101:5

Whoso secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Pride » Saints » Give not way to

Psalm 131:1

{A Song of degrees. Of David.} Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters, and in things too wonderful for me.

Pride » Hardens the mind

Pride » Leads men to » A persecuting spirit

Pride » Exemplified » Haman

Pride » Examples of » Pharaoh

Pride » Saints » Respect not, in others

Pride » The wicked encompassed with

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Scattered

Pride » They who are guilty of, shall be » Resisted

Pride » Instances of » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Pride » Instances of » Kings of tyre

Ezekiel 28:2

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Pride

Isaiah 10:12

And it shall come to pass, when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stoutness of heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 24:21

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

by thy great wisdom thou hast by thy traffic increased thy riches, and thy heart is lifted up because of thy riches.

Self-will » Proceeds from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

And thou testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law; but they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thine ordinances (which if a man do, he shall live in them); and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Self-will and stubbornness » Proceed from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

And thou testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law; but they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thine ordinances (which if a man do, he shall live in them); and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Spiritual » Preparation steps required in » Pride

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, If ye were blind ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We see, your sin remains.

Job 33:9

I am clean without transgression; I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me;

1 Corinthians 4:18

But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Proverbs 28:25

He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Topics on Pride

Attitudes Of Pride

5;8;14

then thy heart be lifted up, and thou forget Jehovah thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage;

Humility And Pride

20;29;23

A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour.

Kings And Pride

20;14;28

In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.

Pride, Characteristics

54;3;6

not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into the fault of the devil.

Pride, Evil Of

9;15;23

For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And selfwill is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, He hath also rejected thee from being king.

Pride, Examples Of

2;5;2

And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, to whose voice I am to hearken to let Israel go? I do not know Jehovah, neither will I let Israel go.

Pride, Origin

42;18;11-12

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

Pride, Results In

24;43;2

then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: Jehovah our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there;

Pride, Results Of

48;6;3

For if any man reputes himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself;