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When he is enthroned in his kingdom, he shall have a copy of this law made from the scroll that is in the custody of the levitical priests. He shall keep it with him and read it all the days of his life that he may learn to fear the LORD, his God, and to heed and fulfill all the words of this law and these statutes. Let him not become estranged from his countrymen through pride, nor turn aside to the right or to the left from these commandments. Then he and his descendants will enjoy a long reign in Israel. [DEUT 17:18-20]

But after he had become strong, he became proud to his own destruction and broke faith with the LORD, his God. He entered the temple of the LORD to make an offering on the altar of incense. But Azariah the priest, and with him eighty other priests of the LORD, courageous men, followed him. They opposed King Uzziah, saying to him: "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who have been consecrated for this purpose. Leave the sanctuary, for you have broken faith and no longer have a part in the glory that comes from the LORD God." Uzziah, who was holding a censer for burning the incense, became angry, but at the moment he showed his anger to the priests, while they were looking at him in the house of the LORD beside the altar of incense, leprosy broke out on his forehead. Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests examined him, and when they saw that his forehead was leprous, they expelled him from the temple. He himself fled willingly, for the LORD had afflicted him. [2CHRON 26:16-20]

In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. He prayed to the LORD, who answered him by giving him a sign. Hezekiah, however, did not then discharge his debt of gratitude, for he had become proud. Therefore anger descended upon him and upon Judah and Jerusalem. But then Hezekiah humbled himself for his pride - both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and therefore the LORD did not vent his anger on them during the time of Hezekiah. [2CHRON 32:24-26]

Therefore, my son, love your kinsmen. Do not be so proud hearted toward your kinsmen, the sons and daughters of your people, as to refuse to take a wife for yourself from among them. For in such arrogance there is ruin and great disorder. Likewise, in worthlessness there is decay and dire poverty, for worthlessness is the mother of famine. [TOBIT 4:13]

"Here are the Assyrians, a vast force, priding themselves on horse and rider, boasting of the power of their infantry, trusting in shield and spear, bow and sling. They do not know that 'You, the Lord, crush warfare; Lord is your name. Shatter their strength in your might, and crush their force in your wrath; for they have resolved to profane your sanctuary, to defile the tent where your glorious name resides, and to overthrow with iron the horns of your altar.' See their pride, and send forth your wrath upon their heads. Give me, a widow, the strong hand to execute my plan. With the guile of my lips, smite the slave together with the ruler, the ruler together with his servant; crush their pride by the hand of a woman. Your strength is not in numbers, nor does your power depend upon stalwart men; but you are the God of the lowly, the helper of the oppressed, the supporter of the weak, the protector of the forsaken, the savior of those without hope. Please, please, God of my forefather, God of the heritage of Israel, Lord of heaven and earth, Creator of the waters, King of all you have created, hear my prayer!" [Taken from JDTH 9:7-12]

You made heaven and earth and every wonderful thing under the heavens. You are Lord of all, and there is no one who can resist you, Lord. You know all things. You know, O Lord, that it was not out of insolence or pride or desire for fame that I acted thus in not bowing down to the proud Haman. Gladly would I have kissed the soles of his feet for the salvation of Israel. But I acted as I did so as not to place the honor of man above that of God. I will not bow down to anyone but you, my Lord. It is not out of pride that I am acting thus.  [Taken from ESTH C:3-7]

After Alexander the Macedonian, Philip's son, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated Darius, king of the Persians and Medes, he became king in his place, having first ruled in Greece. He fought many campaigns, captured fortresses, and put kings to death. He advanced to the ends of the earth, gathering plunder from many nations; the earth fell silent before him, and his heart became proud and arrogant. He collected a very strong army and conquered provinces, nations, and rulers, and they became his tributaries. But after all this he took to his bed, realizing that he was going to die. [1MACC 1:1-5]

Antiochus carried off eighteen hundred talents from the temple, and hurried back to Antioch. In his arrogance he planned to make the land navigable and the sea passable on foot, so carried away was he with pride. [2MACC 5:21]

Do you not know this from olden time, since man was placed upon the earth, That the triumph of the wicked is short and the joy of the impious but for a moment? Though his pride mount up to the heavens and his head reach to the clouds, Yet he perishes forever like the fuel of his fire, and the onlookers say, "Where is he?" Like a dream he takes flight and is not found again; he fades away like a vision of the night. [JOB 20:4-8]

For he brings down the pride of the haughty, but the man of humble mien he saves. [JOB 22:29]

By turning man from evil and keeping pride away from him, He withholds his soul from the pit and his life from passing to the grave. [JOB 33:17-18]

In great oppression men cry out; they call for help because of the power of the mighty, Saying, "Where is God, my Maker, who has given visions in the night, Taught us rather than the beasts of the earth, and made us wise rather than the birds of the heavens?" Though thus they cry out, he answers not against the pride of the wicked. But it is idle to say God does not hear or that the Almighty does not take notice. [JOB 35:9-13]

Or if they are bound with fetters and held fast by bonds of affliction, Then he makes known to them what they have done and their sins of boastful pride. He opens their ears to correction and exhorts them to turn back from evil. If they obey and serve him, they spend their days in prosperity, their years in happiness. But if they obey not, they perish; they die for lack of knowledge. [JOB 36:8-12]

The earth is changed as is clay by the seal, and dyed as though it were a garment; But from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm of pride is shattered. [JOB 38:14-15]

My ravenous enemies press upon me; they close their hearts, they fill their mouths with proud roaring. [PS 17:10]

I hear the whispers of the crowd; terrors are all around me. They conspire against me; they plot to take my life. But I trust in you, LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands; rescue me from my enemies, from the hands of my pursuers. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your kindness. Do not let me be put to shame, for I have called to you, LORD. Put the wicked to shame; reduce them to silence in Sheol. Strike dumb their lying lips, proud lips that attack the just in contempt and scorn. [PS 31:14-19]

Continue your kindness toward your friends, your just defense of the honest heart. Do not let the foot of the proud overtake me, nor the hand of the wicked disturb me. There make the evildoers fall; thrust them down, never to rise. [PS 36:11-13]

For the sinful words of their mouths and lips let them be caught in their pride. For the lies they have told under oath destroy them in anger, destroy till they are no more. Then people will know God rules over Jacob, yes, even to the ends of the earth. [Taken from PS 59:13-14]

But, as for me, I lost my balance; my feet all but slipped, Because I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they suffer no pain; their bodies are healthy and sleek. They are free of the burdens of life; they are not afflicted like others. Thus pride adorns them as a necklace; violence clothes them as a robe. Out of their stupidity comes sin; evil thoughts flood their hearts. They scoff and spout their malice; from on high they utter threats. They set their mouths against the heavens, their tongues roam the earth. So my people turn to them and drink deeply of their words. They say, "Does God really know?" "Does the Most High have any knowledge?" Such, then, are the wicked, always carefree, increasing their wealth. Is it in vain that I have kept my heart clean, washed my hands in innocence? For I am afflicted day after day, chastised every morning. Had I thought, "I will speak as they do," I would have betrayed your people. Though I tried to understand all this, it was too difficult for me, Till I entered the sanctuary of God and came to understand their end. You set them, indeed, on a slippery road; you hurl them down to ruin. How suddenly they are devastated; undone by disasters forever! They are like a dream after waking, Lord, dismissed like shadows when you arise. [PS 73:2-20]

Make and keep vows to the LORD your God. May all present bring gifts to this awesome God, Who checks the pride of princes, inspires awe among the kings of earth. [PS 76:12-13]

God, do not be silent; God, be not still and unmoved! See how your enemies rage; your foes proudly raise their heads. They conspire against your people, plot against those you protect. [PS 83:2-4]

LORD, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth! Rise up, judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve. [PS 94:1-2]

With a curse you rebuke the proud who stray from your commands. [PS 119:21]

Shame the proud for oppressing me unjustly, that I may study your precepts. [PS 119:78]

LORD, my heart is not proud; nor are my eyes haughty. I do not busy myself with great matters, with things too sublime for me. Rather, I have stilled my soul, hushed it like a weaned child. Like a weaned child on its mother's lap, so is my soul within me. [PS 131:1-2]

The LORD is on high, but cares for the lowly and knows the proud from afar. [PS 138:6]

LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let their plots succeed. Around me they raise their proud heads; may the mischief they threaten overwhelm them. [Taken from PS 140:9-10]

"I, Wisdom, dwell with experience, and judicious knowledge I attain... Pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth I hate." [Taken from PROV 8:12-13]

When pride comes, disgrace comes; but with the humble is wisdom. [PROV 11:2]

The LORD overturns the house of the proud, but he preserves intact the widow's landmark. [PROV 15:25]

Every proud man is an abomination to the LORD; I assure you that he will not go unpunished. [PROV 16:5]

Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall. [PROV 16:18]

It is better to be humble with the meek than to share plunder with the proud. [PROV 16:19]

Haughty eyes and a proud heart - the tillage of the wicked is sin. [PROV 21:4]

Arrogant is the name for the man of overbearing pride who acts with scornful effrontery. [PROV 21:24]

Man's pride causes his humiliation, but he who is humble of spirit obtains honor. [PROV 29:23]

If you have foolishly been proud or presumptuous - put your hand on your mouth; For the stirring of milk brings forth curds, and the stirring of anger brings forth blood. [PROV 30:32-33]

We, then, have strayed from the way of truth, and the light of justice did not shine for us, and the sun did not rise for us. We had our fill of the ways of mischief and of ruin; we journeyed through impassable deserts, but the way of the LORD we knew not. What did our pride avail us? What have wealth and its boastfulness afforded us? All of them passed like a shadow and like a fleeting rumor; Like a ship traversing the heaving water, of which, when it has passed, no trace can be found, no path of its keel in the waves. [WISDOM 5:6-10]

But you will that the products of your Wisdom be not idle; therefore men trust their lives even to frailest wood, and have been safe crossing the surge on a raft. For of old, when the proud giants were being destroyed, the hope of the universe, who took refuge on a raft, left to the world a future for his race, under the guidance of your hand. For blest is the wood through which justice comes about; but the handmade idol is accursed, and its maker as well: he for having produced it, and it, because though corruptible, it was termed a god. [WISDOM 14:5-8]

And with misspent toil he molds a meaningless god from the selfsame clay; though he himself shortly before was made from the earth And after a little, is to go whence he was taken, when the life that was lent him is demanded back. But his concern is not that he is to die nor that his span of life is brief; Rather, he vies with goldsmiths and silversmiths and emulates molders of bronze, and takes pride in modeling counterfeits. Ashes his heart is! more worthless than earth is his hope, and more ignoble than clay his life; Because he knew not the one who fashioned him, and breathed into him a quickening soul, and infused a vital spirit. [WISDOM 15:8-11]

For the affliction of the proud man there is no cure; he is the offshoot of an evil plant. [SIRACH 3:27]

Do not esteem yourself better than your fellows; remember, his wrath will not delay. More and more, humble your pride; what awaits man is worms. [SIRACH 7:16-17]

Rejoice not at a proud man's success; remember he will not reach death unpunished. [SIRACH 9:12]

Why are dust and ashes proud? even during life man's body decays; A slight illness - the doctor jests, a king today - tomorrow he is dead. When a man dies, he inherits corruption; worms and gnats and maggots. The beginning of pride is man's stubbornness in withdrawing his heart from his Maker; For pride is the reservoir of sin, a source which runs over with vice; Because of it God sends unheard-of afflictions and brings men to utter ruin. The thrones of the arrogant God overturns and establishes the lowly in their stead. The roots of the proud God plucks up, to plant the humble in their place: He breaks down their stem to the level of the ground, then digs their roots from the earth. The traces of the proud God sweeps away and effaces the memory of them from the earth. [SIRACH 10:9-17]

If you do good, know for whom you are doing it, and your kindness will have its effect. Do good to the just man and reward will be yours, if not from him, from the LORD. No good comes to him who gives comfort to the wicked, nor is it an act of mercy that he does. Give to the good man, refuse the sinner; refresh the downtrodden, give nothing to the proud man. No arms for combat should you give him, lest he use them against yourself; With twofold evil you will meet for every good deed you do for him. The Most High himself hates sinners, and upon the wicked he takes vengeance. [SIRACH 12:1-7]

Who pities a snake charmer when he is bitten, or anyone who goes near a wild beast? So is it with the companion of the proud man, who is involved in his sins: While you stand firm, he makes no bold move; but if you slip, he cannot hold back. [SIRACH 12:13-15]

A proud man abhors lowliness; so does the rich man abhor the poor. [SIRACH 13:19]

Wealth is good when there is no sin; but poverty is evil by the standards of the proud. [SIRACH 13:23]

Against a sinful band fire is enkindled, upon a godless people wrath flames out. He forgave not the leaders of old who rebelled long ago in their might; He spared not the neighbors of Lot whom he detested for their pride; Nor did he spare the doomed people who were uprooted because of their sin; Nor the six hundred thousand foot soldiers who perished for the impiety of their hearts. And had there been but one stiff-necked man, it were a wonder had he gone unpunished. For mercy and anger alike are with him who remits and forgives, though on the wicked alights his wrath. Great as his mercy is his punishment; he judges men, each according to his deeds. [SIRACH 16:6-12]

Violence and arrogance wipe out wealth; so too a proud man's home is destroyed. [SIRACH 21:4]

Three kinds of men I hate; their manner of life I loathe indeed: A proud pauper, a rich dissembler, and an old man lecherous in his dotage. [SIRACH 25:2]

Mockery and abuse will be the lot of the proud, and vengeance lies in wait for them like a lion. [SIRACH 27:28]

When it is time to leave, tarry not; be off for home! There take your ease, And there enjoy doing as you wish, but without sin or words of pride. Above all, give praise to your Creator, who showers his favors upon you. [SIRACH 32:11-13]

The thoughtful man will not neglect direction; the proud and insolent man is deterred by nothing. [SIRACH 32:18]

He who serves God willingly is heard; his petition reaches the heavens. The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal, Nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds, judges justly and affirms the right. God indeed will not delay, and like a warrior, will not be still Till he breaks the backs of the merciless and wreaks vengeance upon the proud; Till he destroys the haughty root and branch, and smashes the scepter of the wicked; Till he requites mankind according to its deeds, and repays men according to their thoughts; Till he defends the cause of his people, and gladdens them by his mercy. [SIRACH 35:16-23]

As a youth [David] slew the giant and wiped out the people's disgrace, When his hand let fly the slingstone that crushed the pride of Goliath. [Taken from SIRACH 47:4]

Hezekiah fortified his city and had water brought into it; With iron tools he cut through the rock and he built reservoirs for water. During his reign Sennacherib led an invasion and sent his adjutant; He shook his fist at Zion and blasphemed God in his pride. The people's hearts melted within them, and they were in anguish like that of childbirth. But they called upon the Most High God and lifted up their hands to him; He heard the prayer they uttered, and saved them through Isaiah. [SIRACH 48:17-20]

The haughty eyes of man will be lowered, the arrogance of men will be abased, and the LORD alone will be exalted, on that day. For the LORD of hosts will have his day against all that is proud and arrogant, all that is high, and it will be brought low; Yes, against all the cedars of Lebanon and all the oaks of Bashan, Against all the lofty mountains and all the high hills, Against every lofty tower and every fortified wall, Against all the ships of Tarshish and all stately vessels. Human pride will be abased, the arrogance of men brought low, And the LORD alone will be exalted, on that day. [ISA 2:11-17]

The Lord has sent word against Jacob, it falls upon Israel; And all the people know it, Ephraim and those who dwell in Samaria, those who say in arrogance and pride of heart, "Bricks have fallen, but we will build with cut stone; Sycamores are felled, but we will replace them with cedars." But the LORD raises up their foes against them and stirs up their enemies to action: Aram on the east and the Philistines on the west devour Israel with open mouth. For all this, his wrath is not turned back, and his hand is still outstretched! [ISA 9:7-11]

Lo, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and burning anger; To lay waste the land and destroy the sinners within it! The stars and constellations of the heavens send forth no light; The sun is dark when it rises, and the light of the moon does not shine. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, the insolence of tyrants I will humble. [ISA 13:9-11]

And Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory and pride of the Chaldeans, Shall be overthrown by God like Sodom and like Gomorrah. [ISA 13:19]

We have heard of the pride of Moab, how very proud he is, With his haughty, arrogant insolence that his empty words do not match. [ISA 16:6]

Is this your wanton city, whose origin is from old, Whose feet have taken her to dwell in distant lands? Who has planned such a thing against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, Whose merchants are princes, whose traders are the earth's honored men? The LORD of hosts has planned it, to disgrace all pride of majesty, to degrade all the earth's honored men. [ISA 23:7-9]

For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain, but Moab will be trodden down as a straw is trodden down in the mire. He will stretch forth his hands in Moab as a swimmer extends his hands to swim; He will bring low their pride as his hands sweep over them. [ISA 25:10-11]

The glory of Lebanon shall come to you: the cypress, the plane and the pine, To bring beauty to my sanctuary, and glory to the place where I set my feet. The children of your oppressors shall come, bowing low before you; All those who despised you shall fall prostrate at your feet. They shall call you "City of the LORD," "Zion of the Holy One of Israel." Once you were forsaken, hated and unvisited, Now I will make you the pride of the ages, a joy to generation after generation. [ISA 60:13-15]

Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have stationed watchmen; Never, by day or by night, shall they be silent. O you who are to remind the LORD, take no rest And give no rest to him, until he re-establishes Jerusalem And makes of it the pride of the earth. [ISA 62:6-7]

Thus says the LORD: So also I will allow the pride of Judah to rot, the great pride of Jerusalem. This wicked people who refuse to obey my words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts, and follow strange gods to serve and adore them, shall be like this loincloth which is good for nothing. [JER 13:9-10]

Give ear, listen humbly, for the LORD speaks. Give glory to the LORD, your God, before it grows dark; Before your feet stumble on darkening mountains; Before the light you look for turns to darkness, changes into black clouds. If you do not listen to this in your pride, I will weep in secret many tears; My eyes will run with tears for the LORD'S flock, led away to exile. [JER 13:15-17]

We have heard of the pride of Moab, pride beyond bounds: His loftiness, his pride, his scorn, his insolence of heart. [JER 48:29]

In the beauty of their ornaments they put their pride: they made of them their abominable images (their idols). For this reason I make them refuse. [EZEK 7:20]

I will bring in the worst of the nations, who shall take possession of their houses. I will put an end to their proud strength, and their sanctuaries shall be profaned. [EZEK 7:24]

As I live, says the Lord GOD, I swear that your sister Sodom, with her daughters, has not done as you and your daughters have done! And look at the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters were proud, sated with food, complacent in their prosperity, and they gave no help to the poor and needy. Rather, they became haughty and committed abominable crimes in my presence; then, as you have seen, I removed them. Samaria did not commit half your sins! You have done more abominable things than they, and have even made your sisters appear just, with all the abominable deeds you have done. You, then, bear your shame; you are an argument in favor of your sisters! In view of your sinful deeds, more abominable than theirs, they appear just in comparison with you. Blush for shame, and bear the shame of having made your sisters appear just. I will restore their fortunes, the fortune of Sodom and her daughters and of Samaria and her daughters (and I will restore your fortune along with them), that you may bear your shame and be disgraced for all the comfort you brought them. Yes, your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, Samaria and her daughters, shall return to their former state (you and your daughters shall return to your former state). Was not your sister Sodom kept in bad repute by you while you felt proud of yourself, before your wickedness became evident? Now you are like her, reproached by the Edomites and all your neighbors, despised on all sides by the Philistines. The penalty of your lewdness and your abominations - you must bear it all, says the LORD. [EZEK 16:48-58]

Say to the house of Israel: Thus says the Lord GOD: I will now desecrate my sanctuary, the stronghold of your pride, the delight of your eyes, the desire of your soul. The sons and daughters you left behind shall fall by the sword. [EZEK 24:21]

As for you, son of man, truly, on the day I take away from them their bulwark, their glorious joy, the delight of their eyes, the desire of their soul, and the pride of their hearts, their sons and daughters, that day the fugitive will come to you, that you may hear it for yourself; that day your mouth shall be opened and you shall be dumb no longer. Thus you shall be a sign to them, and they shall know that I am the LORD. [EZEK 24:25-27]

Those who support Egypt shall fall, and down shall come her proud strength; from Migdol to Syene they shall fall there by the sword, says the Lord GOD. [EZEK 30:6]

In Tehaphnehes the day shall be darkened when I break the scepter of Egypt. Her haughty pride shall cease from her, clouds shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity. [EZEK 30:18]

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because it became lofty in stature, raising its crest among the clouds, and because it became proud in heart at its height, I have handed it over to the mightiest of the nations, which has dealt with it in keeping with its wickedness. I humiliated it. [EZEK 31:10-11]

I will make the land a desolate waste, so that its proud strength will come to an end, and the mountains of Israel shall be so desolate that no one will cross them. [EZEK 33:28]

Therefore, I, Nebuchadnezzar, now praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because all his works are right and his ways just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble. [DAN 4:34]

The Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar a great kingdom and glorious majesty. Because he made him so great, the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Whomever he wished, he killed or let live; whomever he wished, he exalted or humbled. But when his heart became proud and his spirit hardened by insolence, he was put down from his royal throne and deprived of his glory; he was cast out from among men and was made insensate as a beast; he lived with wild asses, and ate grass like an ox; his body was bathed with the dew of heaven, until he learned that the Most High God rules over the kingdom of men and appoints over it whom he will. [DAN 5:18-21]

I am the LORD, your God, since the land of Egypt; You know no God besides me, and there is no savior but me. I fed you in the desert, in the torrid land. They ate their fill; when filled, they became proud of heart and forgot me. Therefore, I will be like a lion to them, like a panther by the road I will keep watch. [HOSEA 13:4-7]

The Lord GOD has sworn by his very self, say I, the LORD, the God of hosts: I abhor the pride of Jacob, I hate his castles, and I give over the city with everything in it; Should there remain ten men in a single house, these shall die. [AMOS 6:8-9]

The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Never will I forget a thing they have done! [AMOS 8:7]

See, I make you small among the nations; you are held in dire contempt. The pride of your heart has deceived you: you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose abode is in the heights, Who say in your heart, "Who will bring me down to earth?" Though you go as high as the eagle, and your nest be set among the stars, From there will I bring you down, says the LORD. [OBAD 1:2-4]

The LORD will restore the vine of Jacob, the pride of Israel, Though ravagers have ravaged them and ruined the tendrils. [NAHUM 2:3]

Therefore, as I live, says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall become like Sodom, the land of Ammon like Gomorrah: A field of nettles and a salt pit and a waste forever. The remnant of my people shall plunder them, the survivors of my nation dispossess them. Such shall be the requital of their pride, because they reviled and boasted against the people of the LORD of hosts. [ZEPH 2:9-10]

Therefore, wait for me, says the LORD, against the day when I arise as accuser; For it is my decision to gather together the nations, to assemble the kingdoms, In order to pour out upon them my wrath, all my blazing anger; For in the fire of my jealousy shall all the earth be consumed. For then I will change and purify the lips of the peoples, That they all may call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord; From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia and as far as the recesses of the North, they shall bring me offerings. On that day You need not be ashamed of all your deeds, your rebellious actions against me; For then will I remove from your midst the proud braggarts, And you shall no longer exalt yourself on my holy mountain. But I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, Who shall take refuge in the name of the LORD; the remnant of Israel. They shall do no wrong and speak no lies; Nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue; They shall pasture and couch their flocks with none to disturb them. [ZEPH 3:8-13]

I will cross over to Egypt and smite the waves of the sea and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up. The pride of Assyria shall be cast down, and the scepter of Egypt taken away. I will strengthen them in the LORD, and they shall walk in his name, says the LORD. [ZECH 10:11-12]

You have defied me in word, says the LORD, yet you ask, "What have we spoken against you?" You have said, "It is vain to serve God, and what do we profit by keeping his command, And going about in penitential dress in awe of the LORD of hosts? Rather must we call the proud blessed; for indeed evildoers prosper, and even tempt God with impunity." [MAL 3:13-15]

For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, And the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. [MAL 3:19]

I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written, so that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over against another. [1COR 4:6]

Some have become inflated with pride, as if I were not coming to you. But I will come to you soon, if the Lord is willing, and I shall ascertain not the talk of these inflated people but their power. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. [1COR 4:18-20]

It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans - a man living with his father's wife. And you are inflated with pride. Should you not rather have been sorrowful? The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. [1COR 5:1-2]

Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if one loves God, one is known by him. [Taken from 1COR 8:1-3]

Every day I face death; I swear it by the pride in you (brothers) that I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. [1COR 15:31]

I have great confidence in you, I have great pride in you; I am filled with encouragement, I am overflowing with joy all the more because of all our affliction. [2COR 7:4]

Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud and not to rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth but rather on God, who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life. [1TM 6:17-19]

But understand this: there will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious, callous, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, as they make a pretense of religion but deny its power. Reject them. [2TM 3:1-5]

Every house is founded by someone, but the founder of all is God. Moses was "faithful in all his house" as a "servant" to testify to what would be spoken, but Christ was faithful as a son placed over his house. We are his house, if (only) we hold fast to our confidence and pride in our hope. [HEB 3:4-6]

The brother in lowly circumstances should take pride in his high standing, and the rich one in his lowliness, for he will pass away "like the flower of the field." For the sun comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass, its flower droops, and the beauty of its appearance vanishes. So will the rich person fade away in the midst of his pursuits. [JMS 1:9-11]

Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from? Is it not from your passions that make war within your members? You covet but do not possess. You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war. You do not possess because you do not ask. You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. Adulterers! Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose that the scripture speaks without meaning when it says, "The spirit that he has made to dwell in us tends toward jealousy"? But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds. Begin to lament, to mourn, to weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you. [JMS 4:1-10]

Likewise, you younger members, be subject to the presbyters. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: "God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble." So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. [1PT 5:5-6]

The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling and those who dwell in heaven. It was also allowed to wage war against the holy ones and conquer them, and it was granted authority over every tribe, people, tongue, and nation. All the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, which belongs to the Lamb who was slain. [RV 13:5-8]

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