Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. "Do not be conceited.
"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow's boundary stones in place.
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
For everything in the world —the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life —comes not from the Father but from the world.
But, "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord." [^2]
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, "but do not have love, I gain nothing.
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things —and the things that are not —to nullify the things that are,
so that no one may boast before him.
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." [^3]
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the LORD. "These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.
Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.
But the rich should take pride in their humiliation —since they will pass away like a wild flower.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
20 He went on: "What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
21 For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come —sexual immorality, theft, murder,
22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person."
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: 'One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.'"
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." [^1]
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.