Proverbs Project: Pride & Humility

Proverbs related to the theme of Pride & Humility:

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Proverbs 3:34
34     [God] mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.

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Proverbs 6:1-4
1       My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2       if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3       then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!
4       Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.

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Proverbs 6:16-19
16     There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17     haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18     a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19     a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

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Proverbs 11:2
2       When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

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Proverbs 12:9
9       Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.

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Proverbs 12:16
16     A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

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Proverbs 12:23
23     A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

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Proverbs 13:7
7       One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

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Proverbs 13:10
10     Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

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Proverbs 14:6
6       The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

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Proverbs 15:25
25     The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.

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Proverbs 15:33
33     The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

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Proverbs 16:5
5       The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

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Proverbs 16:18-19
18     Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19     Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

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Proverbs 17:7
7       Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool– how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

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Proverbs 18:12
12     Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

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Proverbs 21:4
4       Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!

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Proverbs 21:24
24     The proud and arrogant man–” Mocker” is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.

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Proverbs 22:4
4       Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

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Proverbs 25:6-7a
6       Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among great men;
7       it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman.

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Proverbs 25:14
14     Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.

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Proverbs 25:27
27     It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor.

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Proverbs 26:12
12     Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

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Proverbs 26:16
16     The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.

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Proverbs 27:1-2
1       Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2       Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.

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Proverbs 29:23
23     A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

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Proverbs 30:32
32     “If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!

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The above post is part of an ongoing Overflow series known as The Proverbs Project.
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