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Want to know what the Bible says about boasting? Here are 91 Bible verses about boasting from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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James 4:16 NIV
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
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Proverbs 27:2 NIV
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;
    an outsider, and not your own lips.
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Jeremiah 9:23 NIV
This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
    or the strong boast of their strength
    or the rich boast of their riches,
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Proverbs 27:1 NIV
Do not boast about tomorrow,
    for you do not know what a day may bring.
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1 Corinthians 4:7 NIV
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
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Ephesians 2:8 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
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2 Corinthians 11:30 NIV
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
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James 3:5 NIV
Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
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Ephesians 2:9 NIV
not by works, so that no one can boast.
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Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
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1 Corinthians 1:31 NIV
Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
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Proverbs 25:14 NIV
Like clouds and wind without rain
    is one who boasts of gifts never given.
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Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV
23 This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
    or the strong boast of their strength
    or the rich boast of their riches,
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
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Galatians 6:14 NIV
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
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James 4:13-16 NIV
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
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Isaiah 10:15 NIV
Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it,
    or the saw boast against the one who uses it?
As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up,
    or a club brandish the one who is not wood!
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Jeremiah 9:24 NIV
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
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2 Corinthians 10:17 NIV
But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
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Philippians 2:3 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
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Romans 3:27 NIV
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.
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