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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5793 arrogance
5793 arrogance

5793 arrogance

Proud and unpleasant behaviour towards other people, based on a belief in one’s own superiority or greater importance.

Arrogance characterises the wicked person

As an attitude of the heart Mk 7:21-22 See also Job 35:12; Ps 10:2-11; Ps 73:3-12; Ps 86:14; Ps 94:3-7; Mal 3:15; Ro 1:28-31

Arising from self-confidence Isa 9:9-10; Da 4:29-30; Rev 18:7 See also Ex 15:9; 1Ki 20:11; 2Ki 14:10 pp 2Ch 25:19; Isa 28:15; Eze 16:49; Hos 12:8; Hab 2:4-5; Lk 18:9; Ac 8:9-10; 2Pe 2:10-12

Issuing in words Ps 17:10; Ps 119:51; Jas 3:5 See also 1Sa 2:3; Ps 31:18; Ps 119:69; Ps 123:4; Pr 17:7; Pr 21:24; Jer 43:1-2

Arrogance is essentially rebellion against God

Dt 1:43; 1Sa 15:23 See also Ne 9:16-17,29; Job 36:8-9; Ps 5:5; Ps 119:85; Hos 5:4-5; Hos 7:10; Zep 3:1-4

Arrogance may even be found in the church

2Co 12:20 See also 1Co 4:18; 1Ti 6:17

The godly should reject arrogance

Pr 8:13; Jer 9:23-24 See also Jer 13:15; Ro 11:20; 1Co 1:28-31; 1Co 4:7; 1Co 13:4; Eph 2:8-9

God punishes the arrogant

Isa 2:17-18 See also Ex 18:11; 1Sa 15:23 The Lord rejects Saul as king; 2Ch 36:15-16; Ne 9:10 the arrogance of Egypt punished; Ps 75:2-4; Ps 119:21,78; Isa 2:11; Isa 5:15; Isa 13:11; Jer 48:29-30; Jer 50:31-32; Eze 7:8-10; Da 5:20 Nebuchadnezzar deposed; Zec 10:11

See also

5546speech
5813conceit
5956strength, human
5961superiority
6121boasting
6221rebellion
8276humility
8782mockery
8801presumption
8802pride
8815ridicule
8819scoffing

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