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Boast
Boastful • Boastfulness • Boasting • Boasting in God • Brag • Bragging • Exaggeration • Glorious • Ostentation • Ostentatious
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Boast
Boast. To speak of deeds, abilities, or characteristics in a manner showing pride or self-satisfaction. In the Bible the word also has a more positive connotation (“to glory in”).In the OT, “boasting” is often used to describe the basic attitude of the ungodly, who depend on their own resources rather
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Boast; Boastful; Boastfulness; etc
Boast; Boastful; Boastfulness; etc. [Heb. hālal, gāḏal (peh, Ob. 12), also ’āmar, kāḇaḏ, zāḵar, etc.; Gk. kaucháomai, kaúchēsis, kaúchēma, katakaucháomai, alazōn, also tolmáō, perpereúomai (1 Cor. 13:4), megalauchéō, hypéronkos]; AV also GLORY, REJOICE, MAGNIFY ONESELF, VAUNT ONESELF,
Glorious
Glorious The word occurs in the absolete sense of “boastful” in the AV of Ad. Est. 16:4. For its use in the RSV, see Glory.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Boast
BOAST To speak of deeds, abilities, or characteristics in a manner showing pride or self-satisfaction. In the Bible the word also has a more positive connotation (“to glory in”).In the OT, “boasting” is often used to describe the basic attitude of the ungodly, who depend on their own resources rather
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Boast
BoastAs creator, redeemer and provider for a chosen people, God is the only appropriate source for boasting. In the OT boasting in God and God’s provision symbolizes humanity’s proper posture before the Almighty, whether boasting of protection (Ps 5:11), deliverance from enemies (Ps 44:4–8) or righteousness
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOAST
BOAST<bost> (הָלַל‎ [halal], “to praise”; [καυχάομαι, kauchaomai], “to vaunt oneself,” used both in a good and a bad sense): To praise God: “In God have we made our boast all the day long” (Psalm 44:8); to praise oneself, to vaunt (Psalm 10:3). In the New Testament the Revised Version (British
BRAG
BRAG([μεγαλαυχέω, megalaucheo], “proud brags”): Occurs only in the Apocrypha (2 Macc 15:32), not being sufficiently dignified to be given a place in the canonical Scriptures by the King James translators (compare Judith 16:5).
GLORIOUS
GLORIOUS<glo’-ri-us>: The adjective “glorious” is used in the majority of cases as the translation of one of the nouns which are fully discussed in the article GLORY, and the general meaning is the same, for the glorious objects or persons have the quality which is described by the word “glory,”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Boast
Boast (The). The vainglory, the ostentation, that which a person boasts of, or is proud of.“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,Awaits [sic] alike the inevitable hour.”Gray: The Elegy, stanza 9.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Boast
boast. This English term is used to translate various Hebrew words, especially the verb hālal H2146 (piel “praise,” hitp. “boast”; Ps. 10:3; 34:2; et al.). In the NT, it is primarily a rendering of the Greek verb kauchaomai G3016 and its derivatives; this word group is used mainly by Paul, especially
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Boast
BOAST, bōst (הָלַל‎, hālal, “to praise”; καυχάομαι, kaucháomai, “to vaunt oneself,” used both in a good and a bad sense): To praise God: “In God have we made our boast all the day long” (Ps 44:8); to praise oneself, to vaunt (Ps 10:3). In the NT the RV frequently translates “glory,” where the AV has
Brag
BRAG (μεγαλαυχέω, megalauchḗō, “proud brags”): Occurs only in the Apoc (2 Macc 15:32), not being sufficiently dignified to be given a place in the canonical Scriptures by the King James translators (cf Jth 16:5).
Glorious
GLORIOUS, glōʹri-us: The adj. “glorious” is used in the majority of cases as the tr of one of the nouns which are fully discussed in the article Glory, and the general meaning is the same, for the glorious objects or persons have the quality which is described by the word “glory,” that is, they are
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOAST
BOAST [בַּדbadh, גָּדַלgadhal, גֹּדֶלgodhel, הָלַלhalal; γαυρόω gauroō, κατακαυχάομαι katakauchaomai, καυχάομαι kauchaomai, καύχημα kauchēma, καύχησις kauchēsis, κόμπος kompos, μεγαλορήμων megalorēmōn]. A boast is a verbal expression that usually conveys arrogant presumption about what will
Key passages
Ro 2:17–23

But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know his will and approve the things that are superior, because you are instructed by the law, and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness, …

2 Co 10:8–17

For even if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave us for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be put to shame, so that I do not want to appear as if I were terrifying you by my letters, because it is said, “His letters are severe and powerful, but …

Eph 2:9

it is not from works, so that no one can boast.

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