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What Does the Bible Say About Pride?

Claudia Miclaus Dec 26, 2018
According to the scriptures pride is one of the seven cardinal sins. It has been mentioned several times in the Bible. So, what does the Bible say about pride? Here are some verses in the Bible, which will answer this question.
Out of all the sins, pride is the one that is the root of them all. The Bible warns people about pride repeatedly. It says that God particularly hates pride and he is completely against it. His coming will humble all pride...regardless of the heart where it is hidden.
God's prophet Isaiah lets all people see how God perceives pride

"Cursed are those who seem wise to themselves, and who take pride in their knowledge!" Isaiah 5:21

"For the day of the Lord of armies is coming on all the pride of men, and on all who are high and lifted up" Isaiah 2:12
"And the high looks of man will be put to shame, and the pride of men will be made low: and only the Lord will be lifted up in that day." Isaiah 2:17

"And the people will be crushed, every one by his neighbor; the young will be full of pride against the old, and those of low position will be lifted up against the noble." Isaiah 3:5
"And the poor man's head is bent, and the great man goes down on his face, and the eyes of pride are put to shame" Isaiah 5:15

"All the people will know, including Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart" Isaiah 9:9
"For this cause it will be that, when the purpose of the Lord against Mount Zion and Jerusalem is complete, I will send punishment on the pride of the heart of the king of Assyria, and on the glory of his uplifted eyes." Isaiah 10:12
"Will the ax say high-sounding words against him who is using it, or the blade be full of pride against him who is cutting with it? As if a rod had the power of shaking him who is using it, or as if a stick might take up him who is not wood." Isaiah 10:15
"I have given orders to my holy ones, I have sent out my men of war, those of mine who take pride in their power, to give effect to my wrath." Isaiah 13:3

"And I will send punishment on the world for its evil, and on the sinners for their wrongdoing; and I will put an end to all pride, and will make low the power of the cruel." Isaiah 13:11
"Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah." Isaiah 13:19

"That you will take up this bitter song against the king of Babylon, and say, how has the cruel overseer come to an end! He who was lifted up in pride is cut off;" Isaiah 14:4
"Your pride has gone down into the underworld, and the noise of your instruments of music; the worms are under you, and your body is covered with them." Isaiah 14:11

"We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing." Isaiah 16:6
"For you have made a town a waste place: a strong town a mass of broken walls; the tower of the men of pride has come to an end; it will never be put up again." Isaiah 25:2

"He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands." Isaiah 25:11
 "For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust." Isaiah 26:5

"Give ear then to the word of the Lord, you men of pride, the rulers of this people in Jerusalem" Isaiah 28:14
"Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! "Isaiah 28:1
 "It will be flowering like the rose; it will be full of delight and songs; the glory of Lebanon will be given to it; the pride of Carmel and Sharon: they will see the glory of the Lord, the power of our God." Isaiah 35:2
"Against whom have you said evil and bitter things? and against whom has your voice been loud and your eyes lifted up? even against the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 37:23

"Because your wrath against me and your pride have come to my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my cord in your lips and I will make you go back by the way you came." Isaiah 37:29
Seeing how God sees pride, we can only say "God, please keep me among the humble."