What the Bible says about Pride and Humility
Opposed by God
Keeps his distance
Brings down into the dust
Will be brought down
God does not answer
At the right time God will lift you up in honor
Leads us in doing right
Teaches us his ways
Hears the cries of the needy
Cares for us
Delights in you
Crowns in victory
Is gracious to
restore the crushed spirit
Will inherit the whole earth
Will be exalted
23 verses that say this
True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.
Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5-7
5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress
yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for
“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.”
6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give
all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
2 Samuel 22:28
You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.
You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.
He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.
The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.
33 For the Lord hears the cries of the needy;
he does not despise his imprisoned people.
Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
The Lord supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.
For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.
The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.
Human pride will be humbled, and human arrogance will be brought down. Only the Lord will be exalted on that
day of judgment.
The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those
whose spirits are contrite and humble. I estore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of
those with repentant heart.
My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken!
“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.
But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
And when they cry out, God does not answer because of their pride.
Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.