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I have written this page as a place to collect my thoughts and Scripture references concerning the words pride and humility.  In today's world, certainly in modern American culture, the word humilty has been denigrated and is commonly seen as inferior to the word pride.  Modern man sees pride as a necessity or, at the very least, a vital part of ones sanity.

The words of YHWH seem to say exactly the opposite.


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23 'Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.'  (KJV)

11 "The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day."  (KJV)

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:"  (KJV)

15 "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."  (KJV)

  2 "For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word."  (KJV)

13 'Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.'

  5 '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:'

  2 'Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.'

  6 "Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off."  (KJV)

34 "Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. "  (KJV)

Translation Difference

"34 He certainly scoffs the scoffers, But gives favour to the humble."  (The ISR Scriptures)

13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."  (KJV)

Translation Difference

""The fear of YHWH is to hate evil. I have hated pride and arrogance, And the evil way, And the perverse mouth."  (The ISR Scriptures)

  2 "When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom."  (KJV)

10 "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom."  (KJV)

  3 "In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them."  (KJV)

  5 "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished."  (KJV)

18 "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."  (KJV)

19 "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud."  (KJV)

12 "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility."  (KJV)

  4 "An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin."  (KJV)

23 'A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.'

29 "When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person."  (KJV)

15 "And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered."  (KJV)

  1 "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."  (KJV)

11 'But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.'

12 'And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.'

11 "For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."  (KJV)

10 'Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. '

11 '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. '

12 'I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. '

13 'And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. '

14 'I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.'


  3 'Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.'

  4 'Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.'

  6 'But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.'

10 'Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.'

16 'But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.'

  5 'Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.'

  6 'Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:'


Humility Pic


It's a Sure Killer Pride by Zerubbabel ben Emunah ( (mirrored PDF file)

Humility Quote Master Cheng Yen