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39 Bible Verses about Pride

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Proverbs 16:5

Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though they join hand in hand, none shall be unpunished.

Proverbs 16:19

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

Leviticus 26:19

And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heavens as iron, and your earth as bronze:

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Romans 15:17

I have therefore that of which I may boast through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

Isaiah 2:17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.

1 Corinthians 15:31

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

Ezekiel 16:49

Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Hosea 7:10

And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for the cursing and lying which they speak.

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Ambition » Connected with » Pride

Habakkuk 2:5

Yea also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as sheol, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations, and heaps unto him all people:

Anger » Connected with » Pride

Condemnation » Increased by » Pride

Jewish » Pride

Luke 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

John 8:33

They answered him, We are Abraham's descendants, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?

John 8:39

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

John 9:28

Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

Romans 2:19

And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them who are in darkness,

Parents » Prayers » Pride

Matthew 20:21

And he said unto her, What will you? She said unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on your right hand, and the other on the left, in your kingdom.

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things in which 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

For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north:

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of wrath.

Isaiah 47:10

For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, I am, and there is none else besides me.

Ezekiel 28:2

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:

Ezekiel 31:10

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Because you have lifted up yourself in height, and it has shot up its top among the thick boughs, and its heart is lifted up in its height;

More verses: Isaiah 10:13

Pride » Examples of » Spiritual, examples of

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

John 9:41

Jesus said unto them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

Job 33:9

I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

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

Luke 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

John 8:33

They answered him, We are Abraham's descendants, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?

John 8:39

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

John 9:28

Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

Romans 2:19

And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them 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 honor of my majesty?

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which is on the head of the rich valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

Hosea 5:5

And the pride of Israel does testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.

Hosea 5:9

Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Pride » Instances of » Hezekiah, in displaying his resources

2 Chronicles 32:31

However, regarding the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who were sent unto 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 unto them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not.

Isaiah 39:2

And Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his treasures, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armory, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not.

Pride » Leads men to » Contention

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be prospered.

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of power

Leviticus 26:19

And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heavens as iron, and your earth as bronze:

Ezekiel 30:6

Thus says the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Lord GOD.

Pride » Hateful to God

Proverbs 6:16

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 16:5

Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though they join hand in hand, none shall be unpunished.

Pride » Is followed by » Debasement

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under foot:

Pride » Self-deception

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Jeremiah 49:16

Your fierceness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD.

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

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing in which they dealt proudly he was above them.

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

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

Daniel 4:37

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

Pride » Instances of » Haman

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of wrath.

Esther 7:10

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

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things in which 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 avails me nothing, 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 unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delights to honor? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself?

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

Isaiah 2:12

For the day of the LORD of hosts shall come upon everyone that is proud and lofty, and upon everyone that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

Pride » Examples of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:23

But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you, and your lords, your wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine in them; and you have praised the gods of silver, and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, have you not glorified:

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Pride » Woe to

Isaiah 28:1

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which is on the head of the rich valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under foot:

Pride » A hindrance to seeking God

Hosea 7:10

And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

Pride » Defiles a man

Mark 7:22

Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Mark 7:20

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

Pride » Exemplified » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

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

Pride » Examples of » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:25

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

Pride » Examples of » Uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD 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 because of their pride, because they have reproached and boasted themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts. The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the coasts of the nations.

Pride » Often originates in » Unsanctified knowledge

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that 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 honor of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken; The kingdom has departed from you. And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass like oxen, and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will. read more.
The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto heaven, and my understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that lives forever, 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 out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Pride » Exemplified » Laodiceans

Pride » Characteristic of » False teachers

1 Timothy 6:3-4

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting over questions and disputes of words, out of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,

Pride » Often originates in » Religious privileges

Zephaniah 3:11

In that day shall you not be ashamed for all your deeds, in which you have transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of you those that rejoice in your pride, and you shall no more be haughty in my holy mountain.

Pride » Characteristic of » The wicked

Habakkuk 2:4-5

Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Yea also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as sheol, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations, and heaps unto him all people:

Pride » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.

Pride » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:22-23

And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this; But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you, and your lords, your wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine in them; and you have praised the gods of silver, and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, have you not glorified:

Pride » Leads men to » Wrath

Pride » Saints » Mourn over, in others

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because the LORD's flock is carried away captive.

Pride » A hindrance to improvement

Pride » Exhortation against

Jeremiah 13:15

Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.

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

Jeremiah 13:9

Thus says the LORD, After this manner will I ruin the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

Pride » Often originates in » Possession of wealth

2 Kings 20:13

And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not.

Pride » Often originates in » Inexperience

Pride » Often originates in » Self-righteousness

Luke 18:11-12

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

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 unto Jeremiah, You speak falsely: the LORD our God has not sent you to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:

Pride » Exemplified » Scribes

Mark 12:38-39

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost places at feasts:

Pride » Exemplified » Pharaoh

Nehemiah 9:10

And showed signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for you knew that they dealt arrogantly against them. So did you get you a name, as it is this day.

Pride » Exemplified » Herod

Acts 12:21-23

And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and died.

Pride » Exemplified » Judah

Jeremiah 13:9

Thus says the LORD, After this manner will I ruin 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 was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It belongs not unto you, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from the LORD God. read more.
Then Uzziah was angry, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was angry with the priests, leprosy even broke out in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

Pride » Examples of » Naaman

2 Kings 5:11

But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and cure the leprosy.

Pride » Comes from the heart

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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

Isaiah 23:9

The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable 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 was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and cure the leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. And his servants came near, and spoke unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, would you not have done it? how much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?

Pride » Exemplified » Moab

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Pride » Exemplified » Tyre

Isaiah 23:9

The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

Pride » Exemplified » Edom

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says 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 honor of my majesty?

Pride » Saints » Hate, in others

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: he that has a haughty look and a proud heart will I not endure.

Pride » Saints » Give not way to

Psalm 131:1

[A song of ascents. Of David.] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Pride » Hardens the mind

Pride » Leads men to » A persecuting spirit

Pride » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:5

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of wrath.

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 donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.

Pride » Instances of » Kings of tyre

Ezekiel 28:2

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:

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

Isaiah 10:12

Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant 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 the LORD shall punish the host of the exalted ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great wisdom and by your trade have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches:

Self-will » Proceeds from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

And testified against them, that you might bring them again unto your law: yet they acted presumptuously, and hearkened not unto your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man does, he shall live in them;) and turned the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Nehemiah 9:16

But they and our fathers acted presumptuously, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to your commandments,

Self-will and stubbornness » Proceed from » Pride

Nehemiah 9:29

And testified against them, that you might bring them again unto your law: yet they acted presumptuously, and hearkened not unto your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man does, he shall live in them;) and turned the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Nehemiah 9:16

But they and our fathers acted presumptuously, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to your commandments,

Spiritual » Preparation steps required in » Pride

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

John 9:41

Jesus said unto them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

Job 33:9

I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be prospered.

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Topics on Pride

Attitudes Of Pride

5;8;14

Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

Humility And Pride

20;29;23

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Kings And Pride

20;14;28

In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

Pride, Characteristics

54;3;6

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Pride, Evil Of

9;15;23

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.

Pride, Examples Of

2;5;2

And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Pride, Origin

42;18;11-12

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

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 unto Jeremiah, You speak falsely: the LORD our God has not sent you to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:

Pride, Results Of

48;6;3

For if a man thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.