'Boast' in the Bible
"It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.'
"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.
Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.'"
Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn;
Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.
Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.
"Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their boast.
But you will be called the priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you will boast.
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.
"Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress.
But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
so that no man may boast before God.
so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."
So then let no one boast in men For all things belong to you,
For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
But I have used none of these things And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
But HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD.
Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.
If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.
On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses.
For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.
But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.