100 Bible Verses about Pride

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 1,695 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 1,414 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 1,344 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 1,278 helpful votes

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

James 4:6 ESV / 1,129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 953 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 872 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:16 ESV / 697 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.

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 659 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 612 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:12 ESV / 606 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 528 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.”

Romans 12:16 ESV / 504 helpful votes

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

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 473 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 429 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 420 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 398 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,

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 366 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.

Proverbs 21:4 ESV / 344 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:3 ESV / 330 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.

Psalm 59:12 ESV / 317 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,

Obadiah 1:3 ESV / 312 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?”

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 303 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 138:6 ESV / 301 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 286 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 26:16 ESV / 278 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.

Proverbs 21:24 ESV / 268 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 26:19 ESV / 258 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:6 ESV / 255 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 / 247 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 245 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 238 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 237 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.

Isaiah 2:11 ESV / 236 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.

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

James 4:10 ESV / 233 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:17 ESV / 232 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.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

Daniel 5:20 ESV / 215 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.

Isaiah 14:12-15 ESV / 200 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.

Deuteronomy 8:14 ESV / 200 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,

Psalm 73:6 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 198 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.

Isaiah 13:11 ESV / 192 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.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 189 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.

2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 188 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.

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 187 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.

2 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 180 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.

Psalm 10:3-4 ESV / 168 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.”

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Psalm 10:2 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 28:1-26 ESV / 163 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— ...

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 162 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,

Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV / 159 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.’

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 ESV / 158 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.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 158 helpful votes

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

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 154 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 23:9 ESV / 153 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.

Isaiah 16:6 ESV / 153 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.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 14:14 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:25 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:23 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 13:19 ESV / 142 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.

Jeremiah 49:16 ESV / 137 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.

1 Corinthians 4:6 ESV / 136 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.

Zephaniah 3:11 ESV / 136 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 14:13-14 ESV / 136 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.’

Romans 11:17-21 ESV / 135 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.

Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV / 134 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.

2 Chronicles 32:25 ESV / 132 helpful votes

But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem.

Isaiah 10:12 ESV / 130 helpful votes

When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 129 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?

Luke 14:11 ESV / 128 helpful votes

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

2 Chronicles 32:25-26 ESV / 128 helpful votes

But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem. But Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 127 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. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Isaiah 3:16-17 ESV / 127 helpful votes

The Lord said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet, therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts.

Revelation 18:7 ESV / 125 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.’

1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:18 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 118 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Isaiah 2:12 ESV / 116 helpful votes

For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low;

2 Kings 19:22 ESV / 115 helpful votes

“Whom have you mocked and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes to the heights? Against the Holy One of Israel!

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:2 ESV / 113 helpful votes

My enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 110 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.”

1 Corinthians 5:6 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:12 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:11-14 ESV / 105 helpful votes

“Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 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,

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 100 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 98 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Esther 6:6 ESV / 98 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?”

Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

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