'Boasting' in the Bible
So Zebul replied, "Right... So where's your boasting now? You said, "Who is Abimelech? Should we serve him?' Isn't this the army that you insulted? So go out right now and fight them!"
Now Adonijah, son of David and Haggith, was promoting himself, boasting, "I will be king!" He managed to acquire chariots and horsemen, as well as fifty men to serve as his royal guard.
You claim you've defeated Edom, but you're really only puffed up with arrogant boasting. So stay home. Why stir up trouble so you die, and the rest of Judah with you?"
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,The tongue that speaks great things [in boasting];
Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.
Ashamed are all servants of a graven image, Those boasting themselves in idols, Bow yourselves to him, all ye gods.
Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
I have given orders to my chosen soldiers; I have summoned the warriors through whom I will vent my anger, my boasting, arrogant ones.
In this way I will punish the world for its evilAnd the wicked for their wickedness [their sin, their injustice, their wrongdoing];I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proudAnd will abase the arrogance of the tyrant.
We have heard of Moab’s pride—how very proud he is—his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance,and his empty boasting.
like heat in a dry land, you humble the boasting foreigners. Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside, so he causes the song of tyrants to cease.
Frustrating the signs and confounding the omens of boasters (false prophets),Making fools out of fortune-tellers,Counteracting the wiseAnd making their knowledge ridiculous,
You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, 'As surely as the Lord lives!' If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting."
I am against those who prophesy false dreams”—the Lord’s declaration—“telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
I know his gall," declares the LORD, "and it's futile; the boasting that they do is futile.
Uncleanness has soiled her skirts, and she gave no thought to what would follow. She fell in such a startling way, with no one to comfort her. Look, LORD, upon my affliction, because my enemy is boasting.
and boasting, "I'm going to invade a land comprised of open country that is at rest, its people living confidently, all of whose inhabitants will be living securely, with neither fortification nor bars on their doors.
For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
While boasting of their wisdom they became utter fools,
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors [of new forms] of evil, disobedient and disrespectful to parents,
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
For if Abraham was justified [that is, acquitted from the guilt of his sins] by works [those things he did that were good], he has something to boast about, but not before God.
And not only so, but we are also boasting in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we did receive the reconciliation;
I have, then, a boasting in Christ Jesus, in the things pertaining to God,
to prevent any mortal man from boasting in the presence of God.
So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you,
Brothers, I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what the Scriptures say. Then you will stop boasting about one person at the expense of another.
Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?
But I have not used any of these rights, and I'm not writing this so that they may be applied in my case. I would rather die than let anyone deprive me of my reason for boasting.
For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
Daily I die, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity before God, (not in fleshly wisdom but in God's grace,) we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you.
just as you have also understood us in part, that we are your reason for boasting, just as you [are] also ours in the day of our Lord Jesus.
For we do not again commend ourselves to you, but we are giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have such with those boasting in countenance, and not in heart.
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
because I know your eagerness to help. I keep boasting to the Macedonians about this eagerness of yours, that Achaia has been ready to give since last year, and your zeal to participate has stirred up most of them.
Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
But we will not boast beyond certain limits, but will confine our boasting according to the limits of the work to which God has appointed us, that reaches even as far as you.
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
so that we may proclaim the good news to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else’s area of ministry.
and he who is boasting -- in the Lord let him boast;
I wish you could have borne with a little foolish boasting on my part. Nay, do bear with me.
As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
But I will continue to do what I am doing, in order to deny the opportunity of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as our equals in what they boast about.
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
Since many are boasting according to human standards, I too will boast.
If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.
Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.
But each person should examine his own work, and then he will have a reason for boasting in himself alone, and not in respect to someone else.
and not the result of actions, to put a stop to all boasting.
that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again to you.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?
But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.
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