'Pride' in the Bible
Reuben, you are my oldest son, the first-fruit of my strength, first in pride and first in power:
Are you still uplifted in pride against my people so that you will not let them go?
Then Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you be lifted up in your pride before me? let my people go so that they may give me worship.
Now I am certain that the Lord is greater than all gods, for he has overcome them in their pride.
And the pride of your strength will be broken, and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass;
So that I went against them and sent them away into the land of their haters: if then the pride of their hearts is broken and they take the punishment of their sins,
But the person who does wrong in the pride of his heart, if he is one of you or of another nation by birth, is acting without respect for the Lord, and will be cut off from his people.
This I said to you, but you gave no attention and went against the orders of the Lord, and in your pride went up into the hill-country.
And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.
And he made low your pride and let you be without food and gave you manna for your food, a thing new to you, which your fathers never saw; so that he might make it clear to you that bread is not man's only need, but his life is in every word which comes out of the mouth of the Lord.
Take care that your hearts are not lifted up in pride, giving no thought to the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house;
Who gave you manna for your food in the waste land, a food which your fathers had never seen; so that your pride might be broken and your hearts tested for your good in the end;
Let your circumcision be of the heart, and put away your pride.
And any man who, in his pride, will not give ear to the priest whose place is there before the Lord your God, or to the judge, is to be put to death: you are to put away the evil from Israel.
And all the people, hearing of it, will be full of fear and put away their pride.
When a prophet makes a statement in the name of the Lord, if what he says does not take place and his words do not come true, then his word is not the word of the Lord: the words of the prophet were said in the pride of his heart, and you are to have no fear of him.
If such a man, hearing the words of this oath, takes comfort in the thought that he will have peace even if he goes on in the pride of his heart, taking whatever chance may give him:
But for the fear that their haters, uplifted in their pride, might say, Our hand is strong, the Lord has not done all this.
God, even God the Lord, God, even God the Lord, he sees, and Israel will see--if it is in pride or in sin against the Lord,
And the Lord said to Gideon, So great is the number of your people, that if I give the Midianites into their hands they will be uplifted in pride over me and will say, I myself have been my saviour.
Say no more words of pride; let not uncontrolled sayings come out of your mouths: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, by him acts are judged.
For to go against his orders is like the sin of those who make use of secret arts, and pride is like giving worship to images. Because you have put away from you the word of the Lord, he has put you from your place as king.
And Eliab, his oldest brother, hearing what David said to the men, was moved to wrath against David, and said, Why have you come here? Into whose care have you given that little flock of sheep in the waste land? I have knowledge of your pride and the evil of your heart, you have come down to see the fight.
For you are the saviour of those who are in trouble; but your eyes are on men of pride, to make them low.
Then Adonijah, the son of Haggith, lifting himself up in pride, said, I will become king; and he made ready his carriages of war and his horsemen, with fifty runners to go before him.
Because your wrath against me and your words of pride have come up to my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my cord in your lips, and I will make you go back by the way you came.
You say, See, I have overcome Edom; and your heart is lifted up with pride: now keep in your country; why do you make causes of trouble, putting yourself, and Judah with you, in danger of downfall?
But when he had become strong, his heart was lifted up in pride, causing his destruction; and he did evil against the Lord his God; for he went into the Temple of the Lord for the purpose of burning perfumes on the altar of perfumes.
However, some of Asher and Manasseh and Zebulun put away their pride and came to Jerusalem.
But Hezekiah did not do as had been done to him; for his heart was lifted up in pride; and so wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
But then, Hezekiah, in sorrow for what he had done, put away his pride; and he and all Jerusalem made themselves low, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come on them in Hezekiah's life-time.
And the prayer which he made to God, and how God gave him an answer, and all his sin and his wrongdoing, and the places where he made high places and put up pillars of wood and images, before he put away his pride, are recorded in the history of the seers.
But they and our fathers, in their pride, made their necks stiff, and gave no attention to your orders,
Will the river-plant come up in its pride without wet earth? will the grass get tall without water?
And that if there was cause for pride, you would go after me like a lion; and again put out your wonders against me:
Are your words of pride to make men keep quiet? and are you to make sport, with no one to put you to shame?
That the pride of the sinner is short, and the joy of the evil-doer but for a minute?
In order that man may be turned from his evil works, and that pride may be taken away from him;
There they are crying out because of the pride of the evil-doers, but he gives them no answer.
Then he makes clear to them what they have done, even their evil works in which they have taken pride.
And said, So far you may come, and no farther; and here the pride of your waves will be stopped?
And from the evil-doers their light is kept back, and the arm of pride is broken.
Is it through you that he is shaking like a locust, in the pride of his loud-sounding breath?
Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power:
Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.
Everything which is high goes in fear of him; he is king over all the sons of pride.
The sons of pride have no place before you; you are a hater of all workers of evil.
The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.
The evil-doer in his pride says, God will not make a search. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
The smooth lips and the tongue of pride will be cut off by the Lord.
For you are the saviour of those who are in trouble; but eyes full of pride will be made low.
Keep your servant back from sins of pride; let them not have rule over me: then will I be upright and free from great sin.
Let the false lips be shut, which say evil against the upright, looking down on him in their pride.
O have love for the Lord, all you his saints; for the Lord keeps safe from danger all those who are true to him, and gives the workers of pride their right reward.
Let not the foot of pride come against me, or the hand of the evil-doers put me out of my place.
Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit.
Our pride is in God at all times, to his name we give praise for ever. (Selah.)
And go nobly on in your power, because you are good and true and without pride; and your right hand will be teaching you things of fear.
Though he might have pride in his soul in his life-time, and men will give you praise if you do well for yourself,
Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?
Because of the sin of their mouths and the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and for their curses and their deceit,
Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.
For this reason pride is round them like a chain; they are clothed with violent behaviour as with a robe.
Keep in mind your undertaking; for the dark places of the earth are full of pride and cruel acts.
I say to the men of pride, Let your pride be gone: and to the sinners, Let not your horn be lifted up.
Let not your horn be lifted up: let no more words of pride come from your outstretched necks.
Be lifted up, O judge of the earth; let their reward come to the men of pride.
Words of pride come from their lips; all the workers of evil say great things of themselves.
Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.
So that I may see the well-being of the people of your selection, and have a part in the joy of your nation, and take pride in your heritage.
He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way.
Your hand has been against the men of pride, a curse is on those who go wandering out of your way.
The men of pride have made great sport of me; but I have not been turned from your law.
The men of pride have said false things about me; but I will keep your orders in my heart.
Let the men of pride be shamed; because they have falsely given decision against me; but I will give thought to your orders.
The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.
Take your servant's interests into your keeping; let me not be crushed by the men of pride.
Lord, there is no pride in my heart and my eyes are not lifted up; and I have not taken part in great undertakings, or in things over-hard for me.
The men of pride have put secret cords for my feet; stretching nets in my way, so that they may take me with their tricks. (Selah.)
O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)
How long, you simple ones, will foolish things be dear to you? and pride a delight to the haters of authority? how long will the foolish go on hating knowledge?
He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.
Eyes of pride, a false tongue, hands which take life without cause;
The fear of the Lord is seen in hating evil: pride, a high opinion of oneself, the evil way, and the false tongue, are unpleasing to me.
He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.
Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if your heart is full of pride, you only will have the pain of it.
When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.
The house of the man of pride will be uprooted by the Lord, but he will make safe the heritage of the widow.
Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment.
Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride.
Before destruction the heart of man is full of pride, and before honour goes a gentle spirit.
When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.
Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish.
A poor thing, a poor thing, says he who is giving money for goods: but when he has gone on his way, then he makes clear his pride in what he has got.
A high look and a heart of pride, *** of the evil-doer is sin.
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