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39 Bible Verses about Pride

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Leviticus 26:19

I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,

Isaiah 2:17

So human pride will be brought low,
and the loftiness of men will be humbled;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.

1 Corinthians 15:31

I affirm by the pride in you that I have in Christ Jesus our Lord: I die every day!

James 1:10

but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

Hosea 7:10

Israel’s arrogance testifies against them,
yet they do not return to Yahweh their God,
and for all this, they do not seek Him.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
They utter curses and lies.

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Ambition » Connected with » Pride

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, wine betrays;
an arrogant man is never at rest.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
and like Death he is never satisfied.
He gathers all the nations to himself;
he collects all the peoples for himself.

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Condemnation » Increased by » Pride

Jewish » Pride

Luke 3:8

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don’t start saying to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

John 8:33

“We are descendants of Abraham,” they answered Him, “and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will become free’?”

John 8:39

“Our father is Abraham!” they replied.“If you were Abraham’s children,” Jesus told them, “you would do what Abraham did.

John 9:28

They ridiculed him: “You’re that man’s disciple, but we’re Moses’ disciples.

Romans 2:19

and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

Parents » Prayers » Pride

Matthew 20:21

“What do you want?” He asked her.“Promise,” she said to Him, “that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and the other on Your left, in Your kingdom.”

Esther 5:11

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had honored him and promoted him in rank over the other officials and the royal staff.

Persecution » Originates in » Pride

Pride » Examples of » Haman

Isaiah 14:13

You said to yourself:
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will set up my throne
above the stars of God.
I will sit on the mount of the gods’ assembly,
in the remotest parts of the North.

Esther 3:5

When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

Isaiah 47:10

You were secure in your wickedness;
you said, ‘No one sees me.’
Your wisdom and knowledge
led you astray.
You said to yourself,
‘I exist, and there is no one else.’

Ezekiel 28:2

“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says:Your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god;
I sit in the seat of gods
in the heart of the sea.’
Yet you are a man and not a god,
though you have regarded your heart
as that of a god.

Ezekiel 31:10

“Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Since it became great in height and set its top among the clouds, and it grew proud on account of its height,

More verses: Isaiah 10:13

Pride » Examples of » Spiritual, examples of

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee took his standand was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

John 9:41

“If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.But now that you say, ‘We see’—your sin remains.

Job 33:9

“I am pure, without transgression;
I am clean and have no guilt.

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you.

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

Luke 3:8

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don’t start saying to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

John 8:33

“We are descendants of Abraham,” they answered Him, “and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will become free’?”

John 8:39

“Our father is Abraham!” they replied.“If you were Abraham’s children,” Jesus told them, “you would do what Abraham did.

John 9:28

They ridiculed him: “You’re that man’s disciple, but we’re Moses’ disciples.

Romans 2:19

and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

Pride » Forbidden

Pride » Exemplified

Daniel 4:30

the king exclaimed, “Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?”

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,
and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor,
which is on the summit above the rich valley.
Woe to those overcome with wine.

Hosea 5:5

Israel’s arrogance testifies against them.
Both Israel and Ephraim stumble
because of their wickedness;
even Judah will stumble with them.

Hosea 5:9

Ephraim will become a desolation
on the day of punishment;
I announce what is certain
among the tribes of Israel.

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Pride » Instances of » Hezekiah, in displaying his resources

2 Chronicles 32:31

When the ambassadors of Babylon’s rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart.

2 Kings 20:13

Hezekiah gave them a hearing and showed them his whole treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

Isaiah 39:2

Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and all his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

Pride » Leads men to » Contention

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of power

Leviticus 26:19

I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,

Ezekiel 30:6

This is what the Lord says:
Those who support Egypt will fall,
and its proud strength will collapse.
From Migdol to Syene
they will fall within it by the sword.
This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Pride » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16

The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to Him:

Pride » Is followed by » Debasement

Isaiah 28:3

The majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards
will be trampled underfoot.

Pride » Self-deception

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,
you who live in clefts of the rock
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground?”

Jeremiah 49:16

As to the terror you cause,
your presumptuous heart has deceived you.
You who live in the clefts of the rock,
you who occupy the mountain summit,
though you elevate your nest like the eagle,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods, because He did wonders when the Egyptians acted arrogantly against Israel.”

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

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. He is able to humble those who walk in pride.

Pride » Instances of » Haman

Esther 3:5

When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

Esther 7:10

They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.

Esther 5:11

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had honored him and promoted him in rank over the other officials and the royal staff.

Esther 5:13

Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King’s Gate all the time.”

Esther 6:6

Haman entered, and the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king wants to honor?”Haman thought to himself, “Who is it the king would want to honor more than me?”

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

Isaiah 2:12

For a day belonging to the Lord of Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled—

Pride » Examples of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,
you who live in clefts of the rock
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground?”

Pride » Woe to

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,
and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor,
which is on the summit above the rich valley.
Woe to those overcome with wine.

Isaiah 28:3

The majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards
will be trampled underfoot.

Pride » A hindrance to seeking God

Hosea 7:10

Israel’s arrogance testifies against them,
yet they do not return to Yahweh their God,
and for all this, they do not seek Him.

Pride » Defiles a man

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Mark 7:20

Then He said, “What comes out of a person—that defiles him.

Pride » Exemplified » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

However, because his heart was proud, Hezekiah didn’t respond according to the benefit that had come to him. So there was wrath on him, Judah, and Jerusalem.

Pride » Examples of » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

However, because his heart was proud, Hezekiah didn’t respond according to the benefit that had come to him. So there was wrath on him, Judah, and Jerusalem.

Pride » Examples of » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when he became strong, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord’s sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar.

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

Zephaniah 2:10-11

This is what they get for their pride, because they have taunted and acted arrogantly against the people of the Lord of Hosts. The Lord will be terrifying to them when He starves all the gods of the earth. Then all the distant coastlands of the nations will bow in worship to Him, each in its own place.

Pride » Often originates in » Unsanctified knowledge

1 Corinthians 8:1

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

Pride » Instances of » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 4:30-34

the king exclaimed, "Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?" While the words were still in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared that the kingdom has departed from you. You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals, and you will feed on grass like cattle for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wants." read more.
At that moment the sentence against Nebuchadnezzar was executed. He was driven away from people. He ate grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles' [feathers] and his nails like birds' [claws]. But at the end of those days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity returned to me. Then I praised the Most High and honored and glorified Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.

Pride » Hateful to Christ

Proverbs 8:12-13

I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Pride » Exemplified » Laodiceans

Pride » Characteristic of » False teachers

1 Timothy 6:3-4

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slanders, evil suspicions,

Pride » Often originates in » Religious privileges

Zephaniah 3:11

On that day you will not be put to shame
because of everything you have done
in rebelling against Me.
For then I will remove
your proud, arrogant people from among you,
and you will never again be haughty
on My holy mountain.

Pride » Characteristic of » The wicked

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Look, his ego is inflated; he is without integrity. But the righteous one will live by his faith. Moreover, wine betrays; an arrogant man is never at rest. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and like Death he is never satisfied. He gathers all the nations to himself; he collects all the peoples for himself.

Pride » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Pride » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:22-23

"But you his successor, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this. Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Pride » Leads men to » Wrath

Pride » Saints » Mourn over, in others

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not listen,
my innermost being will weep in secret
because of your pride.
My eyes will overflow with tears,
for the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.

Pride » A hindrance to improvement

Pride » Exhortation against

Jeremiah 13:15

Listen and pay attention. Do not be proud,
for the Lord has spoken.

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

Jeremiah 13:9

“This is what the Lord says: Just like this I will ruin the great pride of both Judah and Jerusalem.

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of wealth

2 Kings 20:13

Hezekiah gave them a hearing and showed them his whole treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

Pride » Often originates in » Inexperience

Pride » Often originates in » Self-righteousness

Luke 18:11-12

The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: 'God, I thank You that I'm not like other people -greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.'

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 Azariah son of Hoshaiah, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the other arrogant men responded to Jeremiah, “You are speaking a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to live there for a while!’

Pride » Exemplified » Scribes

Mark 12:38-39

He also said in His teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes, and who want greetings in the marketplaces, the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

Pride » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Nehemiah 9:10

You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh,
all his officials, and all the people of his land,
for You knew how arrogantly they treated our ancestors.
You made a name for Yourself
that endures to this day.

Pride » Exemplified » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

So on an appointed day, dressed in royal robes and seated on the throne, Herod delivered a public address to them. The populace began to shout, "It's the voice of a god and not of a man!" At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.

Pride » Exemplified » Judah

Jeremiah 13:9

“This is what the Lord says: Just like this I will ruin the great pride of both Judah and 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, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord's sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar. Azariah the priest, along with 80 brave priests of the Lord, went in after him. They took their stand against King Uzziah and said, "Uzziah, you have no right to offer incense to the Lord-only the consecrated priests, the descendants of Aaron, have the right to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully! You will not receive honor from the Lord God." read more.
Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord's temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.

Pride » Examples of » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman got angry and left, saying, “I was telling myself: He will surely come out, stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and will wave his hand over the spot and cure the skin disease.

Pride » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a person."

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

Isaiah 23:9

The Lord of Hosts planned it,
to desecrate all its glorious beauty,
to disgrace all the honored ones 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

But Naaman got angry and left, saying, "I was telling myself: He will surely come out, stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and will wave his hand over the spot and cure the skin disease. Aren't Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and left in a rage. But his servants approached and said to him, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more [should you do it] when he tells you, 'Wash and be clean'?"

Pride » Exemplified » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of Moab’s pride
how very proud he is—
his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance,
and his empty boasting.

Pride » Exemplified » Tyre

Isaiah 23:9

The Lord of Hosts planned it,
to desecrate all its glorious beauty,
to disgrace all the honored ones of the earth.

Pride » Exemplified » Edom

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,
you who live in clefts of the rock
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground?”

Pride » Examples of » Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 4:30

the king exclaimed, “Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?”

Pride » Saints » Hate, in others

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone
who secretly slanders his neighbor;
I cannot tolerate anyone
with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Pride » Saints » Give not way to

Psalm 131:1

A Davidic song of ascents.Lord, my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not haughty.
I do not get involved with things
too great or too difficult for me.

Pride » Hardens the mind

Pride » Leads men to » A persecuting spirit

Pride » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:5

When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

Pride » Examples of » Pharaoh

Exodus 5:2

But Pharaoh responded, “Who is Yahweh that I should obey Him by letting Israel go? I do not know anything about Yahweh, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

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

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Pride » Instances of » Kings of tyre

Ezekiel 28:2

“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says:Your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god;
I sit in the seat of gods
in the heart of the sea.’
Yet you are a man and not a god,
though you have regarded your heart
as that of a god.

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

Isaiah 10:12

But when the Lord finishes all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes.”

Isaiah 24:21

On that day the Lord will punish
the host of heaven above
and kings of the earth below.

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great skill in trading
you have increased your wealth,
but your heart has become proud
because of your wealth.”

Self-will » Proceeds from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

You warned them to turn back to Your law,
but they acted arrogantly
and would not obey Your commands.
They sinned against Your ordinances,
which a person will live by if he does them.
They stubbornly resisted,
stiffened their necks, and would not obey.

Self-will and stubbornness » Proceed from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

You warned them to turn back to Your law,
but they acted arrogantly
and would not obey Your commands.
They sinned against Your ordinances,
which a person will live by if he does them.
They stubbornly resisted,
stiffened their necks, and would not obey.

Spiritual » Preparation steps required in » Pride

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee took his standand was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

John 9:41

“If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.But now that you say, ‘We see’—your sin remains.

Job 33:9

“I am pure, without transgression;
I am clean and have no guilt.

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Topics on Pride

Attitudes Of Pride

5;8;14

be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Humility And Pride

20;29;23

A person’s pride will humble him,
but a humble spirit will gain honor.

Kings And Pride

20;14;28

A large population is a king’s splendor,
but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.

Pride, Characteristics

54;3;6

He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil.

Pride, Evil Of

9;15;23

For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and defiance is like wickedness and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He has rejected you as king.

Pride, Examples Of

2;5;2

But Pharaoh responded, “Who is Yahweh that I should obey Him by letting Israel go? I do not know anything about Yahweh, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

Pride, Origin

42;18;11-12

The Pharisee took his standand was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Pride, Results In

24;43;2

then Azariah son of Hoshaiah, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the other arrogant men responded to Jeremiah, “You are speaking a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to live there for a while!’

Pride, Results Of

48;6;3

For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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