100 Uplifting Bible Verses On Pride KJV

In this post, we will be looking at a collection of captivating Bible verses on pride and what the Bible says about pride. Pride is an excessive belief in one’s own abilities.

The Bible says God hates pride and arrogance (Proverbs 8:13), and also speaks about the different forms that pride takes.


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What is Pride?

The word “pride” comes from the Latin word “superbia” which means “excessive boasting.” This excessive boasting can take many forms such as arrogance, egoism, envy, etc.

The Bible speaks about different forms of pride:

Spiritual Pride – where people think they are better than others because of their religious or spiritual beliefs.

Intellectual Pride – where people think they are smarter than others because of their education or intelligence.

The Bible condemns every forms of pride while also teaching us to live a humble life and seek God’s wisdom while avoiding the temptation to boast in our own accomplishments.

Bible Verses On Pride KJV

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.”

Romans 12:3

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

Leviticus 26:19

“And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:”

Ephesians 2:8-9

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

1 John 2:16

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

Deuteronomy 8:14

“Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;”

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Proverbs 29:23

“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”

Proverbs 26:12

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”

Revelation 18:7

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”

James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

Psalm 75:4

“I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:”

Bible Verses On Pride kjv
Quotes about pride

2 Corinthians 5:12

“For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.”

Zephaniah 3:11

“In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.”

Proverbs 16:19

“Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

1 Corinthians 4:6

“And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.”

Proverbs 27:1

“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

Psalm 10:4

“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.”

Romans 12:16

“Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.”

Jeremiah 5:21

“Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:”

Psalm 56:2

“Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.”

Psalm 10:2

“The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.”

Proverbs 15:25

“The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.”

Proverbs 25:27

“It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.”

Proverbs 21:24

“Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.”

Psalm 10:3-4

“For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.”

Proverbs 17:6

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”

2 Corinthians 10:12

“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”

Job 41:34

“He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.”

Proverbs 28:25

“He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.”

2 Chronicles 26:16

“But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense.”

Isaiah 66:2

“For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”

Proverbs 21:4

“An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.”

Psalm 36:2

“For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.”

Proverbs 16:18-19

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Proverbs 18:12

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.”

Pride Bible Verses

Isaiah 26:5

“For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.”

2 Samuel 22:28

“And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.”

Galatians 6:14

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”

Proverbs 14:3

“In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.”

Ezekiel 16:49

“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”

Psalm 52:1

“Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.”

Proverbs 29:5

“A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.”

Psalm 119:85

“The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.”

James 1:10

“But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.”

Proverbs 8:13

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Psalm 73:8

“They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.”

Psalm 140:5

“The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.”

Proverbs 27:2

“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”

Psalm 31:23

“O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.”

Ecclesiastes 7:8

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”

Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Psalm 119:78

“Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.”

Isaiah 13:11

“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.”

Philippians 2:3

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

Galatians 6:4

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

Galatians 6:3

“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

Proverbs 3:34

“Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;”

1 Timothy 3:6

“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.”

Isaiah 14:14

“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

Psalm 131:1

“Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.”

Psalm 89:9

“Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.”

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

“But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.”

2 Kings 19:22

“Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 2:17-18

“And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish.”

Psalm 138:6

“Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.”

Isaiah 2:17

“And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”

Proverbs 16:5

“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.”

Revelation 3:17

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

Isaiah 2:12

“For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:”

Psalm 18:27

“For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.”

1 Peter 3:8

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:”

Isaiah 13:19

“And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Isaiah 10:12

“Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.”

Proverbs 13:10

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”

Psalm 59:12

“For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.”

Romans 2:8

“But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,”

Daniel 4:37

“Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.”

Proverbs 11:12

“He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.”

2 Corinthians 11:30

“If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.”

James 1:9-10

“Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.”

Exodus 14:28

“And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.”

Isaiah 47:10

“For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”

Scriptures On Pride KJV

Uplifting Bible Verses On Pride KJV

Luke 14:11

“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”

Nehemiah 9:16

“But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,”

Romans 15:17

“I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.”

1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

Isaiah 16:6

“We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.”

Psalm 123:4

“Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.”

Psalm 101:5

“Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.”

Proverbs 11:2

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”

Nehemiah 9:10

“And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.”

Malachi 4:1

“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”

Hosea 7:10

“And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek him for all this.”

1 Corinthians 13:4

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

Genesis 3:5

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

Jeremiah 9:23

“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:”

Ezekiel 28:17

“Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.”

Psalm 73:3

“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

Jeremiah 43:2

“Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:”

Psalm 86:14

“O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.”

Psalm 31:18

“Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.”

Isaiah 4:2

“In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.”

Daniel 5:20

“But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:”

Psalm 73:6

“Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.”

Matthew 6:6

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

1 John 2:16-17

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

2 Chronicles 32:25

“But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 2:11

“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”

1 Peter 5:5

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”

Psalm 119:51

“The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.”

Isaiah 23:9

“The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.”

Famous Quotes About Pride

“Conceit not so high an opinion of any one as to be bashful and impotent in their presence.” – Thomas Fuller

“Pride will spit in pride’s face.” – Thomas Fuller

“Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.” – Richard Sibbes

“A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.” – Charles Spurgeon

“If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Pride is a barrier to all spiritual progress.” – Harry Ironside

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C.S. Lewis

“God can never entrust His Kingdom to anyone who has not been broken of pride, for pride is the armour of darkness itself.” – Francis Frangipane

“That venomous worm of all goodness, vain glory.” – Robert Leighton

“Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus.” – Zac Poonen

“The chief occupational hazard of leadership is pride.” – John Stott

“God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.” – C.S. Lewis

“Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.” – Thomas Fuller

“A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil.” – Stephen Charnock

“The essence of Gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.” – Tim Keller

“One of our troubles is we are not willing to humble ourselves. We are not willing to give up our opinions as to how things should be done.” – Mordecai Ham

“Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges.” – Rick Warren

“According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride.” – C.S. Lewis

“So long as we are full of self we are shocked at the faults of others. Let us think often of our own sin, and we shall be lenient to the sins of others.” – Francois Fenelon

“Pride may be set down as “the sin” of human nature.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” – Thomas Merton

“Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind.” – Thomas Fuller

“In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige.” – C.S. Lewis

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Pride thrust Nebuchadnezzar out of men’s society, Saul out of his kingdom, Adam out of paradise, Haman out of court, and Lucifer out of heaven.” – Thomas Adams

“Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.” – Henry Ward Beecher


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