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Want to know what the Bible says about Bragging? Here are 80 Bible verses about Bragging 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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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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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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Jude 1:16 NIV
These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
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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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James 4:17 NIV
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
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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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1 Corinthians 1:31 NIV
Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
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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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Luke 6:35 NIV
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
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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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Proverbs 11:2 NIV
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
    but with humility comes wisdom.
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Proverbs 12:22 NIV
The Lord detests lying lips,
    but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
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2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
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1 John 2:4 NIV
Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
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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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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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Romans 3:10 NIV
As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
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Matthew 6:1-4 NIV
6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
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