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Pride
Inordinate self-esteem; arrogance.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pride
Pride. A reasonable or justifiable self-respect; or improper and excessive self-esteem known as conceit or arrogance. The apostle Paul expresses a positive kind of pride when speaking of confidence in Christians (2 Cor 7:4) or of strength in the Lord (2 Cor 12:5, 9). However, it is the latter sinful
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pride; Proud
Pride; Proud [Heb. gēʾâ (Prov. 8:13), gēʾeh—‘haughty,’ gēʾ (Isa. 16:6), gaʿa, gāʾôn, gēʾûṯ, gaʿayôn (K Ps. 123:4), gēwâ, gāḇah—‘be high,’ gōḇah—‘height,’ gāḇō (a)h, dāšēn—‘fat’ (Ps. 22:29 [MT 30]), hôḏ—‘splendor, majesty’ (Zec. 10:3), zîḏ (“proudly defy,” Jer. 50:29), zēḏ, zāḏôn,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pride
PRIDE A reasonable or justifiable self-respect; or improper and excessive self-esteem known as conceit or arrogance. The apostle Paul expressed a positive kind of pride when speaking of confidence in Christians (2 Cor 7:4) or of strength in the Lord (12:5, 9). However, it is the latter, sinful meaning
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pride
PRIDE. An attitude of self-exaltation which, in its conceit of superiority, arrogantly tramples on other, and, in its independence of spirit, self-sufficiently rebels against God. The OT usage of nine Heb. words indicates the universality, nature, effects, and condemnation of pride (cf. Young’s Analytical
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pride
PRIDE. The emphasis placed on pride, and its converse humility, is a distinctive feature of biblical religion, unparalleled in other religious or ethical systems. Rebellious pride, which refuses to depend on God and be subject to him, but attributes to self the honour due to him, figures as the very
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Pride and Humility
Pride and HumilityIn the NT a number of colorful words express the idea of pride. Alazoneia is the loud boasting of someone who has no basis for bragging. Closely related is kenodoxia (“empty conceit, vainglory”). Paul’s favorite term for boasting, kauchēma, is found only once in later NT texts, where,
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
pride
pride. The first of the *seven deadly sins, being the inordinate love of one’s own excellence. It is traditionally believed to have been the sin of the angels and the first man, and is denounced as a vice particularly repugnant to God throughout the OT and NT (e.g. Prov. 16:18; 1 Pet. 5:5).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Pride
PrideAlthough the apostle Paul speaks of a healthy pride we should have in ourselves and others (2 Cor 5:12; 7:4; 8:24; Gal 6:4), the word pride in Scripture is more frequently used to refer to a very negative character trait that can be described as arrogant, conceited and haughty. Classical Greek
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Pride
Pride, meaning ostentation, finery, or that which persons are proud of. Spenser talks of “lofty trees yclad in summer’s pride” (verdure). Pope, of a “sword whose ivory sheath [was] inwrought with envious pride” (ornamentation); and in this sense the word is used by Jacques in that celebrated passage—
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Pride
PRIDE.—The condemnation of pride has always been very pronounced in Christian thought. It is one of the faults most distinctly incompatible with the ethics of the NT. Certain other systems of religion have not so strenuously combated this feeling. In fact, some may not unreasonably be regarded as having
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Pride
PRIDE Undue confidence in and attention to one’s own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position. Pride is easier to recognize than to define, easier to recognize in others than in oneself. Many biblical words describe this concept, each with its own emphasis. Some of the synonyms for pride
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Pride
PrideHebrew expression: zadonPronunciation: zaw DOHNStrong’s Number: 2087Key VersesProverbs 11:2; 13:10; Obadiah 3The “pride of your heart has deceived you” (Obad. 1:3) is a statement that Jeremiah would have applauded (Jer. 17:9), for he asserted the deceitfulness and the wickedness of the human
Key passages
Pr 3:34

With those who scorn, he is scornful, but to those who are humble, he gives favor.

Pr 16:18–19

Before destruction comes pride, and before a fall, a haughty spirit. Better a lowly spirit with the poor than dividing the spoil with the proud.

Je 9:23–24

Thus says Yahweh, “The wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth. But only in this must the one who boasts boast, that he has insight, and that he knows me, that …

Mt 23:12

And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Lk 18:9–14

And he also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on everyone else: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed …

Ro 12:16

Think the same thing toward one another; do not think arrogantly, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own sight.

See also
Ge 11:1–9; Ex 9:13–10:20; Le 26:14–46; Nu 12:1–16; Nu 16:1–50; Dt 8:1–20; Dt 29:1–29; Jdg 9:1–6; 1 Sa 2:1–11; 1 Sa 15:10–35; 1 Sa 17:1–16; 1 Sa 17:38–58; 2 Sa 15:1–12; 2 Sa 17:15–18:18; 2 Sa 22:26–51; 1 Ki 1:1–27; 1 Ki 20:1–22; 2 Ki 5:1–19; 2 Ki 14:1–22; 2 Ki 18:17–37; 2 Ki 19:20–34; 2 Ki 20:12–19; 2 Ch 25:17–24; 2 Ch 26:16–23; 2 Ch 32:1–19; 2 Ch 32:24–31; 2 Ch 33:21–25; 2 Ch 36:11–14; Ne 3:1–32; Ne 9:22–38; Es 3:1–15; Es 5:9–6:14; Job 12:1–13:19; Job 18:1–21; Job 20:1–22:30; Job 31:1–40; Job 33:1–33; Job 35:1–37:24; Job 40:6–24; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 10:1–18; Ps 12:1–8; Ps 17:1–15; Ps 18:25–50; Ps 31:1–24; Ps 36:1–12; Ps 40:1–17; Ps 49:1–20; Ps 52:1–9; Ps 54:1–7; Ps 56:1–13; Ps 59:1–17; Ps 73:1–28; Ps 75:1–10; Ps 94:1–23; Ps 101:1–8; Ps 119:17–24; Ps 119:49–56; Ps 119:65–88; Ps 123:1–4; Ps 138:1–8; Ps 140:1–13; Pr 3:1–35; Pr 6:12–19; Pr 8:12–21; Pr 10:17; Pr 11:2; Pr 12:9; Pr 12:15; Pr 13:10; Pr 14:12; Pr 15:10; Pr 15:12; Pr 15:25; Pr 15:32; Pr 16:2; Pr 16:5; Pr 16:18–19; Pr 16:25; Pr 17:19; Pr 18:12; Pr 20:6; Pr 20:9; Pr 21:2; Pr 21:4; Pr 21:24; Pr 25:1–7; Pr 25:14; Pr 25:27; Pr 26:12; Pr 26:16; Pr 27:1–2; Pr 28:11; Pr 28:14; Pr 28:26; Pr 29:1; Pr 29:23; Pr 30:11–14; Pr 30:20; Pr 30:32–33; Ec 7:1–8:1; Is 2:5–22; Is 3:13–4:1; Is 5:8–30; Is 9:8–10:19; Is 13:1–22; Is 14:3–21; Is 16:1–14; Is 22:15–23:18; Is 25:1–26:19; Is 28:1–15; Is 30:8–17; Is 36:1–22; Is 37:8–35; Is 39:1–8; Is 45:1–13; Is 47:1–15; Je 2:1–37; Je 5:1–31; Je 9:17–26; Je 13:1–11; Je 13:15–27; Je 18:12–17; Je 36:20–26; Je 43:1–44:30; Je 48:1–33; Je 49:1–22; Je 50:21–46; Eze 7:1–27; Eze 16:44–59; Eze 24:15–27; Eze 28:1–19; Eze 29:1–16; Eze 30:1–19; Eze 31:1–32:16; Eze 33:23–29; Eze 35:1–15; Da 3:8–18; Da 4:28–5:29; Da 8:15–27; Da 11:29–39; Ho 5:1–15; Ho 6:4–7:10; Ho 10:1–15; Am 6:1–14; Am 8:1–9:10; Ob 1–9; Mic 2:1–5; Hab 1:5–11; Hab 2:2–20; Zep 2:4–3:13; Zec 9:1–8; Zec 10:1–12; Mal 3:13–15; Mal 4:1–6; Mt 6:1–18; Mt 20:20–28; Mt 23:1–36; Mk 7:1–23; Mk 9:33–41; Mk 10:35–45; Mk 12:38–44; Mk 14:26–31; Lk 1:39–56; Lk 9:46–50; Lk 10:29–37; Lk 11:37–44; Lk 12:13–21; Lk 14:7–14; Lk 16:14–17; Lk 18:9–14; Lk 20:39–47; Lk 22:24–34; Jn 5:39–47; Jn 7:1–9; Jn 7:45–52; Jn 8:31–38; Jn 9:24–41; Jn 13:1–20; Ac 7:51–53; Ac 8:9–13; Ac 12:20–24; Ac 19:1–10; Ro 1:18–2:24; Ro 3:27–4:4; Ro 10:1–21; Ro 11:11–36; Ro 12:9–21; Ro 15:14–21; 1 Co 1:26–31; 1 Co 3:18–23; 1 Co 4:6–5:8; 1 Co 8:1–13; 1 Co 10:1–13; 1 Co 13:1–13; 2 Co 5:12–21; 2 Co 10:1–6; 2 Co 10:12–18; 2 Co 12:7–10; 2 Co 12:14–21; Ga 5:1–6; Ga 5:16–6:5; Ga 6:11–15; Eph 2:1–10; Php 2:1–4; Php 2:12–18; Php 3:1–11; 2 Th 2:1–12; 1 Ti 3:1–7; 1 Ti 6:3–10; 1 Ti 6:17–19; 2 Ti 3:1–9; Tt 1:5–9; Jas 3:1–4:6; Jas 4:13–17; 1 Pe 5:5–11; 2 Pe 2:4–11; 2 Pe 2:18–22; 1 Jn 2:15–17; 3 Jn 9–12; Jud 16–19; Re 3:14–22; Re 9:13–21; Re 13:1–10; Re 18:1–8;