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Prideful People

A pride quiz can provide some insight into whether or not ones idea of pride is in keeping with a Biblical perspective. Prideful people are mentioned often in the Bible, and the most famous quote comes from Proverbs 16:8, which says “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” When self-importance reaches the point of making a person self-centered and uncharitable, its a destructive force against one’s own spiritual well being, and should be guarded against. Love, which is at the center of Christianity, cannot exist beside that kind of pride.

Pride, when giving the credit to God first, can be a positive force. We can take pleasure in our appearance by being clean, neatly dressed, and combing our hair while remembering God gave us our bodies. We can take honor in the work we do so it’s a credit to the gifts and talents God has given us. Students should be proud about school work by doing the very best at assigned studies, again, remembering the ability to learn has been given by God. God has given us freedom and democracy and we need to take pride in our country so that being a good citizen is important to us. Prideful people, in these ways, are acceptable to God.

It is the self-prideful attitude that is dangerous. We have seen it in the actions of dictators and kings who acquire such great power and believe they are gods. It is when arrogance makes them lose all compassion and caring for their people that their reigns become evil. This is the kind of haughtiness that is totally unacceptable from a Biblical perspective. The aforementioned pride quiz contains many ways in which this type of attitude is unacceptable, and it takes quiz takers on an interesting tour of Biblical references regarding prideful attitudes that many Christians have not read before.

There are other ways to check one’s perceptions to see if these beliefs are in line with the Bible, but the pride quiz is an excellent (and fun) way to do it. The Internet has become a very useful tool for self-improvement. Unfortunately, there are even more sites that seek to undermine morality with smutty material. Christians can use the Internet to seek out Bible studies, and web sites that give individuals access to a wide variety of intellectual material that is wholesome. For the Christian, this is important knowledge.

The Lord commends Christians for constantly evaluating the relationship with Him and for seeking continued growth. The pride quiz may bring to light personal perceptions and attitudes that may run contrary to Biblical principles. The Bible instructs us not to be of this world. Often, the cultural perceptions regarding a prideful attitude seep into a Christians walk. Perhaps ones attitude has grown askew and he or she needs to recenter this attitude on Biblical teaching. Test takers should not be hasty to dismiss the results, but rather reflect upon them. Prideful people miss the boat often because they usually think they already know everything they need to know. They refuse to use the good qualities God gave them to improve their life and the lives of those around them.. Instead, arrogant individuals pursue selfish goals that starve their spirits and dull their intellectual capacity.

Arrogant people make foolish decisions that are harmful to themselves and those around them, but they often don’t see it until it’s too late. Josef Stalin, for instance, never repented of his gruesome tortures and killings before his death, but remained full of pride in his evil ways. We haven’t heard a word of apology from Fidel Castro either. Has Sadaam Hussein spoken one word of sorrow over the millions of people who died at the hands of his torturers? These prideful people are the kind spoken of in Scripture. They left no room in their lives for God to work, and millions have suffered for it.

For those who enjoy puzzles and quizzes that initiate reflection and thinking, consider taking quizzes designed to assess how ones attitude is in alignment with the beliefs and values God wishes Christians to attain. The results may be surprising. At the very least, one will recognize arrogant people and their true goals very easily, and will be armed against letting pride become ones own downfall.

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The Two Kinds Of Pride

by Wayne Blank

Selfish pride can be defined as “excessive confidence or glorification in one’s self, possessions or nation.” The concept is found in The Bible, along with pride itself, in words such as arrogance, haughtiness and conceit, among others, all of which are opposite of Godly humility. The wrongness of self-centered pride is essentially twofold. On a spiritual level, it inevitably leads to disregard, disrespect and disobedience to God i.e. self-centered pride is primarily what transformed the once-righteous Lucifer into the wicked Satan after he became too impressed with himself:
I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14 RSV, see also Born To Be Wild?)..
On a worldly level, selfish pride very often results in self-destructive behavior because, while a form of self-delusion, it isn’t necessarily as much an overestimation of one’s self as it is a dangerous underestimation of others, hence
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 RSV).
The Bible also speaks of a good pride, but it differs greatly from selfish pride (see below)

What Does The Bible Say About Pride?

Holy Bible Selfish pride is sin:

Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13 RSV)

For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride” (Psalm 59:12 RSV)

For the wicked boasts of the desires of his heart, and the man greedy for gain curses and renounces The Lord. In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek Him” (Psalm 10:3-4 RSV)

When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2 RSV)

God will humble those who don’t humble themselves:

And if in spite of this you will not hearken to me, then I will chastise you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like brass; and your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit. Then if you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring more plagues upon you, sevenfold as many as your sins.

(Leviticus 26:18-21 RSV)

The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the pride of men shall be humbled; and The Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

(Isaiah 2:11 RSV)

A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor

(Proverbs 29:23 RSV)

The Bible also speaks of a good form of pride, but there is a difference – it’s based on a pride for others who are living in obedience to God.

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God. Open your hearts to us; we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you

(2 Corinthians 7:1-4 RSV)

We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who pride themselves on a man’s position and not on his heart.

(2 Corinthians 5:12 RSV)

Fact Finder: Does “God oppose the proud, but give grace to the humble“?
1 Peter 5:5


This Week’s Bible Quiz

What’s the missing word? (Revised Standard Version)

1.Then _______, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under” (Matthew 2:16)

2.In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of _______, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:1-2)

3.You are the _______ of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14)

4.Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the _______; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them” (Matthew 5:17)

5.He said, “Come.” So _______ got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus” (Matthew 14:29)

6.Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the _______ of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

7.And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of _______” (Matthew 21:1)

8.So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet _______, standing in the holy place, let the reader understand, then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” (Matthew 24:15-16)

9.Now on the first day of _______ Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” (Matthew 26:17)

10.When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named _______, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him” (Matthew 27:57-58)

For the answers to this December 31 2002 quiz, see the Bible Quiz Answers Page

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What does the Bible say about pride?


Question: “What does the Bible say about pride?”

Answer: There is a difference between the kind of pride that God hates (Proverbs 8:13) and the kind of pride we feel about a job well done. The kind of pride that stems from self-righteousness is sin and God hates it because it is a hindrance to seeking Him. Psalm 10:4 explains that the proud are so consumed with themselves that their thoughts are far from God: “In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” This kind of haughty pride is the opposite of the spirit of humility that God seeks: “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The “poor in spirit” are those who recognize their utter spiritual bankruptcy and their inability to come to God aside from His divine grace. The proud, on the other hand, are so blinded by their pride that think they have no need of God or worse, that God should accept them as they are because they deserve His acceptance.

Throughout Scripture we are told about the consequences of pride. Proverbs 16:18-19 tells us that, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.” Satan was cast out of heaven because of pride (Isaiah 14:12-15). He had the selfish audacity to attempt to replace God Himself as the rightful ruler of the universe. But Satan will be cast down to hell in the final judgment of God. For those who rise up in defiance against God, there is nothing ahead for them but disaster, because “’I will rise up against them’ is the promise of the Lord. He will cut them off” (Isaiah 14:22).

Pride has kept many people from accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Refusing to admit sin and acknowledging that in our own strength we cannot do anything to inherit eternal life has been a stumbling block for prideful people. We are not to boast about ourselves, but if we want to boast, then we are to proclaim the glories of God. What we say about ourselves means nothing in God’s work. It’s what God says about us that makes the difference (2 Corinthians 10:13).

Why is pride so sinful? Pride is giving ourselves the credit for something that God has accomplished. Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and giving it to ourselves. Pride is essentially self-worship. Anything we accomplish in this world would not have been possible were it not for God enabling and sustaining us. That is why we give God the glory—for He alone deserves it.

Recommended Resource: Landmines in the Path of the Believer: Avoiding the Hidden Dangers by Charles F. Stanley.

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Related Topics:

What does the Bible say about fear?

How should a Christian view self-esteem?

What does the Bible say about jealousy?

What does the Bible say about worry?

What does the Bible say about laziness?

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PRIDE

(More audio clips at Bible Promises in Song)

Bible Promises in Song Listen
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
(Job 40:12)
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
(Psalm 8:3,4)
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
(Psalm 24:3,4)
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
(Psalm 37:10,11)
The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
(Psalm 145:14-17)
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
(Proverbs 26:12)
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
(Proverbs 27:2)
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
(Proverbs 28:25,26)
More Bible Promises
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Proverbs 21:4
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Isaiah 5:21
Inspirational Quotes from Famous Persons
A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility.
C.S. Lewis
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
–W. H Auden English-US poet, dramatist, editor

Pride

  • Is sin. Period. If you feel that you’re ‘too good’ to view this material as taken from His righteous word, well then I’m sorry sunshine, but you ARE too arrogant for yer own good, & you have a massive stuck-up pride issue, to contend with. So, don’t run off like a chicken, until ya read everything in here.

Proverbs 21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

  • Hateful to God.

    Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
    Proverbs 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
  • Hateful to Christ.

    Proverbs 8:12-13 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
  • OFTEN ORIGINATES IN
    • Self-righteousness.

      Luke 18:11-12 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
    • Religious privileges.

      Zephaniah 3:11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
    • Unsanctified knowledge.

      1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
    • Inexperience.

      1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
    • Possession of power.

      Leviticus 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
      Ezekiel 30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
    • Possession of wealth.

      2 Kings 20:13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
  • Forbidden.

    1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
    Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
    Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
  • Defiles a man.

    Mark 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
    Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
  • Hardens the mind.

    Daniel 5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
  • SAINTS
    • Give not way to.

      Psalms 131:1 LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
    • Respect not, in others.

      Psalms 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
    • Mourn over, in others.

      Jeremiah 13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’S flock is carried away captive.
    • Hate, in others.

      Psalms 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
  • A hindrance to seeking God.

    Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
    Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
  • A hindrance to improvement.

    Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
  • A CHARACTERISTIC OF
    • The devil.

      1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
    • The world.

      1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
    • False teachers.

      1 Timothy 6:3-4 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    • The wicked.

      Habakkuk 2:4-5 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
  • Comes from the heart.

    Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
  • The wicked encompassed with.

    Psalms 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
  • LEADS MEN TO
    • Contempt and rejection of God’s word and ministers.

      Jeremiah 43:2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
    • A persecuting spirit.

      Psalms 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
    • Wrath.

      Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
    • Contention.

      Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
      Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
  • Self-deception.

    Jeremiah 49:16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
    Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
  • Exhortation against.

    Jeremiah 13:15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
  • IS FOLLOWED BY
    • Shame.

      Proverbs 11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
    • Debasement.

      Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
      Isaiah 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
    • Destruction.

      Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
      Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
  • Shall abound in the last days.

    2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
  • Woe to.

    Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
    Isaiah 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
  • THEY WHO ARE GUILTY OF, SHALL BE
    • Resisted.

      James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
    • Brought into contempt.

      Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
    • Recompensed.

      Psalms 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
    • Marred.

      Jeremiah 13:9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
    • Subdued.

      Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
      Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
    • Brought low.

      Psalms 18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
      Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
    • Abased.

      Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
      Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
    • Scattered.

      Luke 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
    • Punished.

      Zephaniah 2:10-11 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts. The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
  • Exemplified.

Ahithophel,

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Hezekiah,

2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Pharaoh,

Nehemiah 9:10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.

Haman,

Esther 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Moab,

Isaiah 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Tyre,

Isaiah 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

Israel,

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

Hosea 5:5 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.

Hosea 5:9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.

Judah,

Jeremiah 13:9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

Babylon,

Jeremiah 50:29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

Assyria,

Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

Ezekiel 31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

Nebuchadnezzar,

Daniel 4:30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

Daniel 5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Belshazzar,

Daniel 5:22-23 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

Edom,

Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Scribes,

Mark 12:38-39 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

Herod,

Acts 12:21-23 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

Laodiceans,

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

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