100 Bible Verses about Pride

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 1,218 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 898 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 884 helpful votes

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 882 helpful votes

One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

James 4:6 ESV / 650 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 647 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 426 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 26:12 ESV / 416 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 376 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

1 John 2:16 ESV / 348 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 291 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 288 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 255 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 190 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Obadiah 1:3 ESV / 173 helpful votes

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?”

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 171 helpful votes

In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Romans 12:3 ESV / 167 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Proverbs 21:4 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 154 helpful votes

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 154 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 143 helpful votes

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 140 helpful votes

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Romans 11:17-21 ESV / 134 helpful votes

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

Proverbs 21:24 ESV / 134 helpful votes

“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 133 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 131 helpful votes

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 130 helpful votes

He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 126 helpful votes

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

Revelation 3:17 ESV / 121 helpful votes

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 117 helpful votes

For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,

Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 110 helpful votes

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 109 helpful votes

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 30:12 ESV / 106 helpful votes

There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.

Leviticus 26:19 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

2 Chronicles 26:16 ESV / 101 helpful votes

But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the Lord his God and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.

1 Timothy 3:6 ESV / 88 helpful votes

He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Isaiah 13:11 ESV / 80 helpful votes

I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

Romans 15:17 ESV / 78 helpful votes

In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.

Deuteronomy 8:14 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery,

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Daniel 5:20 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 75 helpful votes

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Isaiah 2:11 ESV / 73 helpful votes

The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

James 4:10 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Psalm 73:6 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

Isaiah 14:12-15 ESV / 67 helpful votes

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

Esther 6:6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?”

2 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 58 helpful votes

We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart.

Isaiah 16:6 ESV / 58 helpful votes

We have heard of the pride of Moab— how proud he is!— of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; in his idle boasting he is not right.

1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 57 helpful votes

If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Psalm 10:2 ESV / 57 helpful votes

In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.

2 Corinthians 10:18 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.

1 Corinthians 5:6 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

Romans 1:22 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Daniel 4:30-34 ESV / 55 helpful votes

And the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” While the words were still in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, “O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you, and you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. And you shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.” Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 54 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Ezekiel 28:1-26 ESV / 53 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God: “Because your heart is proud, and you have said, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,’ yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god— you are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you; by your wisdom and your understanding you have made wealth for yourself, and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; by your great wisdom in your trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth— ...

Isaiah 23:9 ESV / 53 helpful votes

The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Jeremiah 49:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The horror you inspire has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, you who live in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, declares the Lord.

Proverbs 25:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 52 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Isaiah 14:13-14 ESV / 49 helpful votes

You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Revelation 18:7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’

Isaiah 5:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Man is humbled, and each one is brought low, and the eyes of the haughty are brought low.

Proverbs 15:25 ESV / 46 helpful votes

The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

1 Corinthians 4:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

Isaiah 13:19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans, will be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them.

Psalm 31:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

Psalm 10:3-4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

1 Samuel 2:3-5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,

Mark 7:21 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Zephaniah 3:11 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“On that day you shall not be put to shame because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain.

Isaiah 14:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

Proverbs 15:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.

Luke 1:51 ESV / 38 helpful votes

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

1 Peter 5:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

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