100 Bible Verses about Proud People

James 4:6 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 71 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.”

Isaiah 2:11 ESV / 50 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.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Psalm 119:21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 26 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 4:1-44 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, ...

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 21 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 21 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.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

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;

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 16 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!’ ...

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:3 ESV / 11 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.

Obadiah 1:3 ESV / 10 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 59:12 ESV / 10 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,

James 4:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:17 ESV / 7 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 John 2:16 ESV / 7 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.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 7 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 7 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

John 8:44 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Luke 14:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 28:17 ESV / 7 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 66:2 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 14:12-15 ESV / 7 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.

Proverbs 27:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 26:16 ESV / 7 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.

Deuteronomy 8:14 ESV / 7 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,

Deuteronomy 8:11-14 ESV / 7 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,

Leviticus 26:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, ...

Daniel 5:20 ESV / 6 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 14:13-14 ESV / 6 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.’

Isaiah 13:11 ESV / 6 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.

Isaiah 2:12 ESV / 6 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;

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Jude 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Philippians 2:2-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 10:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 5 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.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 4:6 ESV / 5 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.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

Luke 16:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 10:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

Mark 9:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Mark 7:21-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Matthew 5:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Malachi 4:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Zephaniah 3:11 ESV / 5 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.

Habakkuk 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Ezekiel 28:1-26 ESV / 5 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— ...

Jeremiah 9:24 ESV / 5 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.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 5 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, 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.”

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 5 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,

Isaiah 23:9 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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.

Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV / 5 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 13:19 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 10:12 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 5:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

Isaiah 3:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 5 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 28:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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