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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5813 conceit
5813 conceit

5813 conceit

A state of pride arising out of an overestimation of one’s own ability, possessions or importance.

The definition of conceit

Gal 6:3

Examples of conceit

In military strength 2Ki 18:33-35 See also Ex 15:9; 1Sa 17:42-44

In the power of idols Da 3:15 See also Ac 8:9-10

In personal abilities Mt 26:33 pp Mk 14:29 See also Ge 16:4; 1Ki 20:11; Est 5:10-12

In false teaching 1Ti 6:3-4

In possessions Hos 12:8

In intellectual ability Ps 73:7-9

In national status Isa 47:6-8 See also Isa 16:6; Jer 48:29

God’s response to conceit

2Sa 22:28; 1Co 1:27-29 See also Isa 2:12; Isa 23:9; Isa 47:8-11; Ob 3-4

Warnings against conceit

Php 2:3 See also Pr 3:7; Isa 5:21; Jer 9:23-24; Ro 12:3,16; 1Co 3:18-21; 1Co 4:7; 1Co 8:2; Gal 5:26; 2Ti 3:4

The folly of conceit

Pr 26:12 See also Pr 28:26; Isa 16:6; Hos 10:13-14; Jas 3:5; Jas 4:16

The danger of conceit for Christians

1Co 10:12 See also Ro 11:25; 2Co 12:7; 1Ti 3:6; 1Jn 2:16

Remedies for conceit

Being aware of one’s sin Lk 18:9-14

Being prepared to mix with the lowly Ro 12:16

Considering others as being superior Php 2:3

See also

5764attitudes, negative to God

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