What Does the Bible Say About Pride? (30 Verses)

Learn what the Bible says about Pride. These are the 30 most relevant Bible verses and passages about Pride.
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Table of Contents

  1. Proverbs 8:13 - "The fear of the LORD is..."
  2. Proverbs 29:23 - "One's pride will bring him low,..."
  3. Proverbs 13:10 - "By insolence comes nothing but strife,..."
  4. Proverbs 16:18 - "Pride goes before destruction, and a..."
  5. Proverbs 14:3 - "By the mouth of a fool..."
  6. Proverbs 11:2 - "When pride comes, then comes disgrace,..."
  7. Proverbs 21:24 - ""Scoffer" is the name of the..."
  8. James 4:6 - "But he gives more grace. Therefore..."
  9. Proverbs 16:5 - "Everyone who is arrogant in heart..."
  10. Proverbs 17:6 - "Grandchildren are the crown of the..."
  11. 1 John 2:16 - "For all that is in the..."
  12. Proverbs 18:12 - "Before destruction a man's heart is..."
  13. Proverbs 16:19 - "It is better to be of..."
  14. Leviticus 26:19 - "and I will break the pride..."
  15. 1 Timothy 3:6 - "He must not be a recent..."
  16. Isaiah 13:11 - "I will punish the world for..."
  17. Romans 15:17 - "In Christ Jesus, then, I have..."
  18. Isaiah 2:17 - "And the haughtiness of man shall..."
  19. Ecclesiastes 7:8 - "Better is the end of a..."
  20. Psalm 10:4 - "In the pride of his face..."
  21. 2 Corinthians 7:4 - "I am acting with great boldness..."
  22. 1 Corinthians 13:4 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  23. 1 Corinthians 15:31 - "I protest, brothers, by my pride..."
  24. Daniel 5:20 - "But when his heart was lifted..."
  25. James 1:10 - "and the rich in his humiliation,..."
  26. Hosea 7:10 - "The pride of Israel testifies to..."
  27. Psalm 89:9 - "You rule the raging of the..."
  28. Psalm 59:12 - "For the sin of their mouths,..."
  29. Ezekiel 16:49 - "Behold, this was the guilt of..."
  30. Psalm 31:18 - "Let the lying lips be mute,..."

1. Proverbs 8:13

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

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2. Proverbs 29:23

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

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3. Proverbs 13:10

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

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4. Proverbs 16:18

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

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5. Proverbs 14:3

3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

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6. Proverbs 11:2

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

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7. Proverbs 21:24

24 "Scoffer" is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

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8. James 4:6

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

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9. Proverbs 16:5

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

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10. Proverbs 17:6

6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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11. 1 John 2:16

16 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.

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12. Proverbs 18:12

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

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13. Proverbs 16:19

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

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14. Leviticus 26:19

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

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15. 1 Timothy 3:6

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

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16. Isaiah 13:11

11 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.

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17. Romans 15:17

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

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18. Isaiah 2:17

17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

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19. Ecclesiastes 7:8

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

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20. Psalm 10:4

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

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21. 2 Corinthians 7:4

4 I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

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22. 1 Corinthians 13:4

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

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23. 1 Corinthians 15:31

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

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24. Daniel 5:20

20 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.

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25. James 1:10

10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

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26. Hosea 7:10

10 The pride of Israel testifies to his face; yet they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him, for all this.

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27. Psalm 89:9

9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

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28. Psalm 59:12

12 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,

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29. Ezekiel 16:49

49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

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30. Psalm 31:18

18 Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 10:4
  2. Psalm 89:9
  3. Psalm 59:12
  4. Psalm 31:18
  5. Leviticus 26:19
  6. Proverbs 8:13
  7. Proverbs 11:2
  8. Proverbs 13:10
  9. Proverbs 14:3
  10. Proverbs 16:5
  11. Proverbs 16:18
  12. Proverbs 16:19
  13. Proverbs 17:6
  14. Proverbs 18:12
  15. Proverbs 21:24
  16. Proverbs 29:23
  17. Ecclesiastes 7:8
  18. Isaiah 2:17
  19. Isaiah 13:11
  20. Ezekiel 16:49
  21. Daniel 5:20
  22. Hosea 7:10
  23. 1 John 2:16
  24. Romans 15:17
  25. 1 Corinthians 13:4
  26. 1 Corinthians 15:31
  27. 2 Corinthians 7:4
  28. 1 Timothy 3:6
  29. James 1:10
  30. James 4:6

Psalm 10:4

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

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Psalm 89:9

9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

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Psalm 59:12

12 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,

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Psalm 31:18

18 Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

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Leviticus 26:19

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

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Proverbs 8:13

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

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Proverbs 11:2

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

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Proverbs 13:10

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

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Proverbs 14:3

3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

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Proverbs 16:5

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

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Proverbs 16:18

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

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Proverbs 16:19

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

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Proverbs 17:6

6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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Proverbs 18:12

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

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Proverbs 21:24

24 "Scoffer" is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

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Proverbs 29:23

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

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Ecclesiastes 7:8

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

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Isaiah 2:17

17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

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Isaiah 13:11

11 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.

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Ezekiel 16:49

49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

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Daniel 5:20

20 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.

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Hosea 7:10

10 The pride of Israel testifies to his face; yet they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him, for all this.

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1 John 2:16

16 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.

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Romans 15:17

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

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1 Corinthians 13:4

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

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1 Corinthians 15:31

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

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2 Corinthians 7:4

4 I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

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1 Timothy 3:6

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

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James 1:10

10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

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James 4:6

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

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