Here are 113 Bible verses about boasting from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.
James 4:16 KJV
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Proverbs 27:2 KJV
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Jeremiah 9:23 KJV
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Proverbs 27:1 KJV
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
1 Corinthians 4:7 KJV
For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
Ephesians 2:8 KJV
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Psalms 94:4 KJV
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
2 Corinthians 11:30 KJV
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
James 3:5 KJV
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Ephesians 2:9 KJV
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
2 Corinthians 10:12-18 KJV
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
1 Corinthians 1:31 KJV
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Proverbs 25:14 KJV
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 KJV
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Galatians 6:14 KJV
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
James 4:13-16 KJV
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Isaiah 10:15 KJV
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Jeremiah 9:24 KJV
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Philippians 2:3 KJV
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
2 Corinthians 10:17 KJV
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Psalms 34:2 KJV
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
Romans 12:3 KJV
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 3:27 KJV
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Proverbs 11:2 KJV
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 John 2:16 KJV
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.
1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Jude 1:16 KJV
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
Romans 11:17-21 KJV
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
1 Peter 2:1 KJV
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1 Corinthians 3:21 KJV
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
Psalms 52:1 KJV
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
Psalms 44:8 KJV
In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Romans 1:30 KJV
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Psalms 49:6-9 KJV
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
Philippians 3:3 KJV
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
1 Corinthians 4:6 KJV
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
John 5:30 KJV
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
2 Corinthians 3:5 KJV
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
1 Corinthians 1:29 KJV
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Proverbs 27:1-2 KJV
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 25:27 KJV
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Proverbs 16:5 KJV
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Matthew 6:2 KJV
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
2 Kings 18:19 KJV
And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
1 Peter 4:16 KJV
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
2 Thessalonians 1:4 KJV
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Philippians 4:13 KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Romans 2:23 KJV
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
James 3:14 KJV
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Proverbs 20:14 KJV
It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Psalms 105:3 KJV
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Romans 4:2 KJV
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Romans 3:10 KJV
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Isaiah 41:16 KJV
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
James 4:6 KJV
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Corinthians 1:26 KJV
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
Mark 8:35 KJV
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Isaiah 10:8-15 KJV
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Psalms 101:5 KJV
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Isaiah 45:25 KJV
In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Judges 9:38 KJV
Then said Zebul unto him, Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst, Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him? is not this the people that thou hast despised? go out, I pray now, and fight with them.
Romans 5:11 KJV
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Jeremiah 4:2 KJV
And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Proverbs 29:23 KJV
A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
1 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Romans 5:2 KJV
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Luke 18:14 KJV
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.
Colossians 3:12 KJV
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Romans 15:17 KJV
I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
Exodus 4:22 KJV
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Romans 15:18 KJV
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Psalms 138:6 KJV
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Matthew 7:12 KJV
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
1 John 4:1 KJV
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Romans 3:23 KJV
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 John 2:15-17 KJV
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 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. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Romans 11:18 KJV
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Romans 10:17 KJV
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 2:17 KJV
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:16 KJV
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Matthew 6:1-2 KJV
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Galatians 6:4 KJV
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
2 Corinthians 10:16 KJV
To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.
2 Corinthians 8:24 KJV
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 12:5 KJV
Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
Psalms 75:4 KJV
I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
2 Corinthians 11:18 KJV
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
1 Corinthians 5:6 KJV
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
2 Corinthians 11:17 KJV
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
2 Corinthians 7:14 KJV
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
James 4:13 KJV
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
2 Corinthians 11:16 KJV
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
1 Corinthians 9:15 KJV
But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
2 Corinthians 10:13 KJV
But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
Philippians 2:16 KJV
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Kings 20:11 KJV
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
2 Corinthians 11:10 KJV
As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
2 Corinthians 10:15 KJV
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Galatians 6:13 KJV
For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
1 Corinthians 9:16 KJV
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
2 Corinthians 10:8 KJV
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
James 4:15 KJV
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
2 Corinthians 12:1 KJV
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Philippians 1:26 KJV
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
2 Corinthians 1:12 KJV
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1 Samuel 2:3 KJV
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.