Scriptures on Pride



  1. Genesis
    • Abraham, Sarah ( Isaac ), Hagar ( Ishmael )
      • The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
        But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking
        ( Genesis 21:9 ) [ Link ]
    • Jacob’s Fear of Esau ( Genesis 32:10 )
      • …Then Jacob declared, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, the LORD who told me, ‘Go back to your country and to your kindred, and I will make you prosper,’
        I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant.
        Indeed, with only my staff I came across the Jordan, but now I have become two camps.
        ( Genesis 32:10 ) [ Link ]
  2. Numbers
    • The Murmuring of Miriam and Aaron
      • …“Does the LORD speak only through Moses?” they said. “Does He not also speak through us?” And the LORD heard this.
        Now Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on the face of the earth.
        And suddenly the LORD said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam,You three, come out to the Tent of Meeting.” So the three went out,…
        ( Numbers 12:3 ) [ Link ]
  3. 2nd Samuel
    • Nathan Rebukes David
      • Now a traveler came to the rich man, who refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.” David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan: “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!
        Because he has done this thing and has shown no pity, he must pay for the lamb four times over.”
        ( 2 Samuel 12:4-6 ) [ Link ]
  4. 1st Chronicles
    • David’s Prayer of Blessing
      • …Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks, and we praise Your glorious name.
        But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and from Your own hand we have given to You.
        For we are foreigners and strangers in Your presence, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.…
        ( 1 Chronicles 29:14 ) [ Link ]
  5. Job
    • Elihu Reminds Job of God’s Justice
      • If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?
        Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of men.…
        ( Job 35:7 ) [ Link ]
    • God’s Power Shown in Leviathan ( Job 41 ) [ Link ]
      • He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
        ( Job 41:34 ) [ Link ]
      • Then who is able to stand against Me?
        Who has given to Me that I should repay him?
        Everything under heaven is Mine.
        ( Job 41:11 ) [ Link ]
  6. Psalm
    • The sinful man in his pride does not look for God.
      All his thoughts are that there is no God.
      ( Psalm 10:4 ) [ Link ]
    • I will stop whoever talks against his neighbor in secret.
      will not listen to anyone who has a proud look and a proud heart.
      ( Psalm 101:5 ) [ Link ]
    • Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain.
      ( Psalm 119:36 ) [ Link ]
    • For even if the Lord is honored, He thinks about those who have no pride.
      But He knows the proud from far away.
      ( Psalm 138:6 ) [ Link ]
  7. Proverbs
    • Immorality
      • None who go to her return or negotiate the paths of life.
        So you will follow in the ways of good men, and keep to the paths of the righteous.…
        ( Proverbs 2:19 ) [ Link ]
      • She does not consider the path of life; she does not know that her ways are unstable.
        ( Proverbs 5:6 ) [ Link ]
    • Peace
      • All her ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful.
        ( Proverbs 3:17 ) [ Link ]
    • Adultery
      • Warnings Against Adultery
        …Can a man embrace fire and his clothes not be burned?
        Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet?
        So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.…
        ( Proverbs 6:27-29 ) [ Link ]
    • Fear of the Lord
      • The fear of the Lord is to hate what is sinful.
        I hate pride, self-love, the way of sin, and lies.
        ( Proverbs 8:13 ) [ Link ]
  8. Ecclesiastes
    • Snare
      • And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a net, and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be ensnared.
        ( Ecclesiastes 7:26 ) [ Link ]
  9. Jeremiah
      • The Lord says, “Let not a wise man speak with pride about his wisdom. Let not the strong man speak with pride about his strength. And let not a rich man speak with pride about his riches.
        ( Jeremiah 9:23 ) [ Link ]
  10. Luke
    • The Parable of The Rich Fool
      • But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?’
        This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God.…
        ( Luke 12:20 ) [ Link ]
  11. Matthew
    • The Mission of John the Baptist
      • …Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance.
        And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’
        For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
        The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.…
        ( Matthew 3:8-10 ) [ Link ]
    • Rest for the Weary
      • …Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
        Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
        For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”…
        ( Matthew 11:28-30 ) [ Link ]
    • Parable of the Workers
      • Take your pay and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you.
        Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
        ( Matthew 20:15 ) [ Link ]
    • Preparing the Passover
      • Then Judas, who would betray Him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?
        Jesus answered, “You have said it yourself.”
        ( Matthew 26:25 ) [ Link ]
  12. Romans
    • A Hymn of Praise
      • …“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?
        Who has first given to God, that God should repay him?” For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.…
        ( Romans 11:35 ) [ Link ]




Preparing the Passover

Then Judas, who would betray Him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?”  ( Matthew 26:25 )

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. – Answered and said, Master, is it I? It is not I, is it?.

Judas probably had not been one of those who put this question before, and now, availing himself of his proximity to Jesus, he has the inconceivable effrontery to make this inquiry privately, as if to assure himself whether Christ was conscious of his treachery or not.

It is remarked that he does not call Jesus “Lord,” as the other apostles, but “Rabbi,” a coldly ceremonious title.

The gentle Jesus reproaches him not, but answers him in low tones unheard by the rest (John 13:28, 29).

Thou hast said. A common formula, equivalent to “yes.”


A Prayer

I pray for anyone who has fallen victim to someone dealing with pride.

Someone who is not satisfied with his lot in LIFE.

And, is steadily and craftily seeing and looking into how how to take what God has granted to someone else.


What do you have that you did not receive? ( 1 Corinthians 4:7 ) [ Link ]

Things granted to each of us is temporal.

And, if it is God who granted that person those things, only he has the rights to request them when he so pleases.

And, he will one day.

And, as such, taken from others is taking from God.

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