'Brag' in the Bible
Adoni-bezek used to brag, "Seventy kings without thumbs and big toes used to eat what was left under my table. God has repaid me for what I've done." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he later died there.
The Lord said to Gideon, "You have too many people for Me to hand the Midianites over to you, or else Israel might brag: 'I did it myself.'
But the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, "The one who is starting to strap on his battle armor should never brag like the one who is taking it off.'"
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.
Why brag about evil, you hero! God's faithful love is constant.
For they persecute those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded.
I will say to the proud, "Don't brag," and to the wicked, "Don't vaunt your strength.
Don't brag about yourself before the king, and don't stand in the place of the great;
Never brag about the day to come, because you don't know what it might bring.
Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood.
Why do you brag about your valleys, your flowing valley, you faithless daughter? You who trust in your treasures [and boast]: Who can attack me?
offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim free will offerings and brag about them: for this pleases you, you children of Israel," says the Lord Yahweh.
If Abraham was justified by works, then he has something to brag about-but not before God.
do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag-you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
For I know your eagerness, and I brag about you to the Macedonians: "Achaia has been prepared since last year," and your zeal has stirred up most of them.