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56 Bible Verses about Superiority

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2 Chronicles 26:16

But on account of his strength his heart grew proud unto destruction. And he acted unfaithfully against Yahweh his God and went into the temple of Yahweh to offer an incense offering on the altar.

Psalm 73:3-9

because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked. For there are no pains up to their death, and their bodies [are] {healthy}. They do not have {ordinary trouble}, and they are not plagued as [other] people.read more.
Therefore pride is their necklace; an outfit of violence covers them. Their eye bulges from fat. Imaginings overflow [their] heart. They mock and speak maliciously of oppression; they speak [as though] from on high. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue roams the earth.

Isaiah 3:16

And Yahweh said: "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and they walk [with] outstretched neck, and they give flirting glances [with their] eyes, {mincing along as they go}, and {with their feet they rattle their bangles},

Isaiah 9:9-10

And all of the people knew it, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria in pride and arrogance of heart, saying, "[The] bricks have fallen, but we will build [with] dressed stone. [The] sycamore-fig trees were felled, but we will replace [them with] cedars."

Romans 1:30

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boasters, contrivers of evil, disobedient to parents,

1 Samuel 17:42

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him, for he was [only] a boy and ruddy with a handsome appearance.

Luke 18:9-14

And he also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on {everyone else}: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood [and] prayed these [things] with reference to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not like other people--swindlers, unrighteous [people], adulterers, or even like this tax collector!read more.
I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that one! For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Genesis 16:4-5

And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And [when] she saw that she had conceived, then her mistress grew small in her eyes. And Sarai said to Abram, "may my harm [be] upon you. {I had my servant sleep with you}, and [when] she saw that she had conceived, {she no longer respected me}. May Yahweh judge between me and you!"

1 Samuel 10:27

However, some {worthless men} said, "How can this [man] deliver us?" So they despised him and brought no gift to him, but he kept silent.

2 Samuel 6:16

It happened that when the ark of Yahweh came [into] the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked down through the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before Yahweh, and she despised him in her heart.

1 Chronicles 15:29

And when the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came into the city of David, then Michal the daughter of Saul looked down from the window and saw the king, David, leaping and dancing. And she despised him in her heart.

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us, for long enough we have had our fill of contempt. For long enough our soul has had its fill of the derision of the self-confident, the contempt of [the] arrogant.

Acts 8:9

Now a certain man {named} Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great.

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered and said, "Tell [him], 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast as one who takes off his armor.'"

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard [of] the pride of Moab--exceedingly proud-- [of] his arrogance, pride, and insolence; {his boasting is not true}.

Ezekiel 28:2

"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Because your heart was haughty, and you said, 'I [am] a god; I sit [in the] seat of [the] gods, I sit in [the] heart of [the] seas!' But you are a human, not a god, and you gave your heart to be like [the] heart of a god.

Daniel 7:8

I was considering the horns, and look, another little horn came up {among} them, and three of the earlier horns {were rooted out} from before it, and there were eyes like the eyes of human in this horn and [also] a mouth [that was] speaking boastfully.

Matthew 26:33-35

But Peter answered [and] said to him, "If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!" Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that during this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times!" Peter said to him, "Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the disciples said the same [thing].

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

Isaiah 2:11-12

The {haughty eyes} of humanity will be brought low, and the pride of everyone will be humbled, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day. For [there is] a day for Yahweh of hosts against all of [the] proud and [the] lofty and against all that is lifted up and humble,

1 Samuel 2:3

Do not increase speaking {very proud} words! Let no arrogance go forth from your mouth, for Yahweh is a God of knowledge [whose] deeds are not weighed.

2 Samuel 22:28

Humble people you will deliver, but your eyes [are] on the haughty, [whom] you bring down.

Job 20:6-7

Even though his stature mounts up to the heaven, and his head reaches to the clouds, he will perish forever like his dung; [those who] have seen him will say, 'Where [is] he?'

Proverbs 21:4

Haughtiness of [the] eyes and pride of heart, [the] lamp of the wicked [are] sin.

Isaiah 2:17

And the haughtiness of the people shall be humbled, and the pride of everyone shall be brought low, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day.

Isaiah 10:12

And this shall happen: when the Lord has finished all his work against {Mount Zion} and Jerusalem, "I will punish the {arrogance} of the king of Assyria and {his haughtiness}."

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish [the] world [for its] evil and [the] wicked [for] their iniquity. And I will put an end to [the] pride of [the] arrogant, and I will bring [the] haughtiness of tyrants low.

Isaiah 23:9

Yahweh of hosts has planned it: to defile [the] pride of all glory, to humble all [the] honored ones of [the] earth.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth. {But only} in this must the one who boasts boast, [that] he has insight, and [that] he knows me, that I [am] Yahweh, showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these [things] I delight," {declares} Yahweh.

Romans 11:17-18

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness, do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom,read more.
but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness, but to those [who are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human [wisdom], and the weakness of God [is] stronger than human [strength].

Revelation 18:7-8

As much as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, give to her so much torment and mourning, because in her heart she said, 'I sit as a queen, and am not a widow, and I will never see mourning!' Because of this her plagues will come in one day-- death and mourning and famine-- and she will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who passes judgment on her [is] powerful!"

Psalm 131:1

My heart is not haughty nor my eyes {arrogant}. And I do not {concern myself} with things too great and difficult for me.

1 Corinthians 4:6-7

Now I have applied these things, brothers, to myself and Apollos for your sake, in order that in us you may learn not [to go] beyond what is written, lest someone be inflated with pride on behalf of one [person] against the other. For who concedes you [superiority]? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if indeed you received [it], why do you boast as [if you] did not receive [it]?

Philippians 2:4-8

each of you not looking out for {your own interests}, but also each of you [for] {the interests} of others. Think this in yourselves which [was] also in Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God something to be grasped,read more.
but emptied himself [by] taking the form of a slave, [by] becoming in the likeness of people. And being found in appearance like a man, he humbled himself [by] becoming obedient to the point of death, that is, death on a cross.

Matthew 20:20-28

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, [and] kneeling down [she] asked something from him. And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Say that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and one at your left in your kingdom." But Jesus answered [and] said, "You do not know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."read more.
He said to them, "You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but [is] for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." And [when] the ten heard [this], they were indignant concerning the two brothers. But Jesus called them to himself [and] said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions exercise authority over them. It will not be like this among you! But whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be most prominent among you must be your slave-- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life [as] a ransom for many."

Mark 10:35-45

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him [and] said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask you." And he said to them, "What do you want that I do for you?" So they said to him, "Grant to us that we may sit one at your right hand and one at [your] left in your glory."read more.
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" And they said to him, "We are able." So Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup that I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit at my right hand or at [my] left is not mine to grant, but [is] for those for whom it has been prepared." And [when they] heard [this], the ten began to be indignant about James and John. And Jesus called them to himself [and] said to them, "You know that those who are considered to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their [people] in high positions exercise authority over them. But it is not like this among you! But whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be most prominent among you must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life [as] a ransom for many."

John 13:12-17

So when he had washed their feet and taken his outer clothing and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak correctly, for I am. If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.read more.
For I have given you an example, that just as I have done for you, you also do. Truly, truly I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand these [things], you are blessed if you do them.