100 Bible Verses about Pride

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 411 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 365 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 / 314 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:12 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

James 4:6 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 127 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,

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:16 ESV / 86 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 / 74 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:17-21 ESV / 55 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 51 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 25:27 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:12 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 46 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 10:12 ESV / 44 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.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 43 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 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 40 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,

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:3 ESV / 33 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 21:24 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:17 ESV / 31 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.

Proverbs 15:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:18 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 29 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 10:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Obadiah 1:3 ESV / 29 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?”

Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 25 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,

Romans 1:22 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Isaiah 5:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Mark 7:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 24 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.

2 Chronicles 26:16-19 ESV / 24 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. But Azariah the priest went in after him, with eighty priests of the Lord who were men of valor, and they withstood King Uzziah and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have done wrong, and it will bring you no honor from the Lord God.” Then Uzziah was angry. Now he had a censer in his hand to burn incense, and when he became angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead in the presence of the priests in the house of the Lord, by the altar of incense.

1 Samuel 2:3-5 ESV / 24 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.

Proverbs 21:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:30-33 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 20 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.

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:31 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Esther 6:6 ESV / 19 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?”

Daniel 4:30-34 ESV / 18 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 16:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:51 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 13:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the Lord's flock has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 13:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the Lord has spoken.

Psalm 75:4-6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’” For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 5:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:52 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;

Proverbs 29:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

Luke 11:43 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Proverbs 28:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

Proverbs 12:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.

1 Peter 5:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

1 Corinthians 14:38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Job 13:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Oh that you would keep silent, and it would be your wisdom!

Job 13:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.

1 Corinthians 4:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 13 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 6:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Psalm 9:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah

Job 37:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

Leviticus 26:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.

Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Revelation 18:7 ESV / 11 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 Timothy 3:6 ESV / 11 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.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 11 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?

Job 18:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Why are we counted as cattle? Why are we stupid in your sight?

Revelation 3:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

1 Timothy 6:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,

2 Kings 14:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You have indeed struck down Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Be content with your glory, and stay at home, for why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?”

2 Kings 5:11-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Isaiah 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

1 Corinthians 4:6-8 ESV / 7 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. 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? Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you!

Romans 11:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 7 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!’

Mark 12:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces

Job 15:1-13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: “Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? Should he argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which he can do no good? But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God. For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

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