Scriptures On Pride

If you’re a follower in Christ and a believer in the Bible, then you know that there are many things the Bible has to say about pride. Pride was the reason Satan turned against God. Pride is considered an abomination before the Lord and it’s extremely destructive. I’ve compiled many scriptures on pride for anyone who is interested. I pray it’ll be helpful to you and help you in your bible studies.

All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Scriptures On Pride In The Old Testament

“I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.”

– Leviticus 26:19

“Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”

– 1 Samuel 17:28

“Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.”

– 2 Chronicles 32:26

In order to turn man from his deed,
And conceal pride from man,
He keeps back his soul from the Pit,
And his life from perishing by the sword.”

– Job 33:17-18

“There they cry out, but He does not answer,

Because of the pride of evil men.”

– Job 35:12

“His rows of scales are his pride, Shut up tightly as with a seal;”

– Job 41:15

“He beholds every high thing;

He is king over all the children of pride.”

– Job 41:34

“The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor;

Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.”

– Psalm 10:2

“Let not the foot of pride come against me,

And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.”

– Psalm 36:11

“For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,

Let them even be taken in their pride,

And for the cursing and lying which they speak.”

– Psalm 59:12

“Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.”

– Psalm 73:6

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;

 Pride and arrogance and the evil way

And the perverse mouth I hate.”

– Proverbs 8:13

“When pride comes, then comes shame;

But with the humble is wisdom.”

– Proverbs 11:2

Proverbs 11:2

“By pride comes nothing but strife,

But with the well-advised is wisdom.”

– Proverbs 13:10

“In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,

But the lips of the wise will preserve them.”

– Proverbs 14:3

“Pride goes before destruction,

And a haughty spirit before a fall.”

– Proverbs 16:18

“A proud and haughty man—

“Scoffer” is his name;

He acts with arrogant pride.”

– Proverbs 21:24

“A man’s pride will bring him low,

But the humble in spirit will retain honor.”

– Proverbs 29:23

“And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,

The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride,

Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”

– Isaiah 13:19

“We have heard of the pride of Moab—

He is very proud—

Of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath;

But his lies shall not be so.”

– Isaiah 16:6

“The Lord of hosts has purposed it,

To bring to dishonor the pride of all glory,

To bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.”

– Isaiah 23:9

“And He will spread out His hands in their midst

As a swimmer reaches out to swim,

And He will bring down their pride

Together with the trickery of their hands.”

– Isaiah 25:11

“Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim,

Whose glorious beauty is a fading flower

Which is at the head of the verdant valleys,

To those who are overcome with wine!”

– Isaiah 28:1

“The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim,

Will be trampled underfoot;”

– Isaiah 28:3

“Thus says the Lord: ‘In this manner I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.”

– Jeremiah 13:9

“But if you will not hear it, My soul will weep in secret for your pride;

My eyes will weep bitterly And run down with tears,

Because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.”

– Jeremiah 13:17

“We have heard the pride of Moab (He is exceedingly proud),

Of his loftiness and arrogance and pride,

And of the haughtiness of his heart.”

– Jeremiah 48:29

“Your fierceness has deceived you, The pride of your heart, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, Who hold the height of the hill! Though you make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there,” says the Lord.”

– Jeremiah 49:16

“‘Behold, the day! Behold, it has come!

Doom has gone out;

The rod has blossomed,

Pride has budded.”

– Ezekiel 7:10

Ezekiel 16:49

“Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”

– Ezekiel 16:49

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For your sister Sodom was not a byword in your mouth in the days of your pride, before your wickedness was uncovered. It was like the time of the reproach of the daughters of Syria and all those around her, and of the daughters of the Philistines, who despise you everywhere.”

– Ezekiel 16:56-57

“‘Thus says the Lord: “Those who uphold Egypt shall fall, And the pride of her power shall come down. From Migdol to Syene Those within her shall fall by the sword,” Says the Lord God.”

– Ezekiel 30:6

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.”

– Daniel 4:37

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

– Daniel 5:20

“The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.”

– Hosea 5:5

“And the pride of Israel testifies to his face,

But they do not return to the Lord their God,

Nor seek Him for all this.”

– Hosea 7:10

“The Lord God has sworn by Himself, The Lord God of hosts says: “I abhor the pride of Jacob, And hate his palaces; Therefore I will deliver up the city And all that is in it.””

– Amos 6:8

“The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: “Surely I will never forget any of their works.”

– Amos 8:7

“The pride of your heart has deceived you,

You who dwell in the clefts of the rock,

Whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart,

‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’”

– Obadiah 1:3

“This they shall have for their pride,

Because they have reproached and made arrogant threats

Against the people of the Lord of hosts.”

– Zephaniah 2:10

“In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds In which you transgress against Me;

For then I will take away from your midst

Those who rejoice in your pride,

And you shall no longer be haughty In My holy mountain.”

– Zephaniah 3:11

“A mixed race shall settle in Ashdod,

And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.”

– Zechariah 9:6

“He shall pass through the sea with affliction,

And strike the waves of the sea:

All the depths of the River shall dry up.

Then the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,

And the scepter of Egypt shall depart.”

– Zechariah 10:11

“There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins.”

– Zephaniah 11:3

Scriptures On Pride In The New Testament

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

– Mark 7:21-23

“not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.”

– 1 Timothy 3:6 (Read Full Chapter)

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

– 1 John 2:16


There are many scriptures on pride and God is quite clear that pridefulness leads to destruction. The cure for pride is to ask God for a humble heart. I truly believe that if people were to be humble and squash pride in their hearts, the world would be a better place.

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