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Some Scripture Texts Dealing With Humility, Lowliness, and Pride

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 27, 2017

The following was excerpted from The Divine Armory of Holy Scripture by Father Vaughn.  [Vaughan, Kenelm. The Divine Armory of Holy Scripture. The American Edition Revised. Public Domain: Catholic Book Exchange, 1894.]

20.—ACTS OF HUMILITY

Ps 22:7; 2 Sam 6:22; Gen 18:27; Mt 3:11; Mt 8:8; Mt 21:5; Rev 4:10; Lk 15:18, 19; 1 Cor 15:8–10; 2 Cor 11:1; 1 Cor 4:10; 1 Cor 4:13; Eph 3:8; Mt 5:3; 2 Sam 6:22; Ps 18:22; Jb 22:29; Prov 9:4; Ps 115:6; Ps 102:18; Prov 11:2; Sir 7:4; Sir 3:20, 21; Mk 10:15; Lk 9:48; Lk 22:26, 27; Lk 10:21.

21.—THE EFFECTS OF HUMILITY

Jud 9:16; Is 57:15; Mt 5:3; Mt 18:3; Ps 33:19; Is 66:2; Ps 112:5; Ps 137:6; 1 Pt 5:5; Jm 4:6.

22.—HUMILITY THE PATH TO GLORY

1 Pt 5:6; Prov 15:33; Prov 29:23; Job 22:29; 1 Sam  2:8; Sir 10:17; Sir 11:1; Lk 1:48; Mt 18:4; Lk 1:52; Ps 69:33.

23.—HUMILITY THE SCIENCE OF THE SAINTS

Prov 11:2; Ps 119:130; Mt 11:25, 26; Prov 22:4; Mt 3:14, 15.

24.—EXHORTATIONS TO HUMILITY

1 Cor 3:18, 19; Phil 2:3; Jm 1:9; Jm 4:10; Jm 4:7, 8; 1 Pet 5:5; Mt 11:29; Rom 12:16; Phil 2:5, 6; Sir 7:19; Sir 13:9; Sir 3:20, 21; Lk 14:10; Rom 11:20; Col 3:12; Jer 13:18.

25.—INSTANCES OF HUMILITY; PRAYERS FOR THE SAME

Gen 32:10; Ex 3:11; Ex 4:10; 1 Sam 18:18, 23; 1 Sam 24:9, 15; 1 Sam 26:18; 2 Sam 6:10; 2 Sam 7:18, 19; Jn 5:13; Jn 5:41; 2 Cor 10:1; Mt 15:26–27; Ps 116:16.

Examples of Humility.

(1) Christ our Lord. Phil 2:7
(2) The mother of God. Lk 1:48
(3) St. Peter. Lk 5:8
(4) St. Paul. Rom 16:7
(5) St. Cornelius. Acts 10:33
(6) St. Elizabeth. Lk 1:43
(7) St. Moses. Ex 18:24
(8) St. Gideon. Jud 6:15
(9) St. David. 1 Sam 18:18
(10) St. Jeremiah. Jer 1:6
(11) Ruth. Ru 2:10
(12) Saul. 1 Sam 9:21
(13) Elihu. Jb 32:6

26.—PRIDE HATEFUL BOTH TO GOD AND MAN

Sir 10:7; Sir 25:3–4; Is 16:6; Jb 4:14; Prov 3:7; Rom 12:16; Prov 8:13.

27.—MAN MUST NOT PRIDE HIMSELF IN THE GIFTS OF GRACE OR OF NATURE; MAN HIMSELF BUT DUST AND ASHES

Rom 11:19–21; Rom 12:3; 1 Cor 4:7; Gal 6:3–4; Jer 9:23–24; Sir 11:2–3; Sir 11:4–6; Is 10:15; Sir 10:9, 13.

28.—PRIDE INJURIOUS BOTH TO SOUL AND BODY

Am 6:1; Is 28:1–4; Prov 16:5; Sir 3:30; Sir 6:2–3; Is 5:21; Am 6:8–9; Ezek 28:5–8.

29.—EFFECTS OF PRIDE IN THE UNDERSTANDING AND WILL

Is 47:10; Rom 1:21–22; Ezek 28:17; Jn 9:39; Prov 26:12; Jn 5:44; Jn 12:42. Sir 10:14–15; Prov 11:2; Prov 13:10; Prov 21:4; 1 Tim 6:4.

30.—EFFECTS OF PRIDE AS TO REPUTATION, HONOUR, AND DIGNITY

Is 2:11–12; Is 3:16–17; Is 3:25–26; Is 10:33–34; Is 23:9; Is 26:5; Ezek 31:10–11; Job 40:6–8. Job 24:24; Sir 10:21; Lk 1:52; Obad 4, 5, 5; Prov 21:24; Mt 23:12; Jer 50:32.

31.—EFFECTS OF PRIDE ON PROSPERITY AND OFFSPRING

Is 10:12–13, 16; Is 13:19; Jer 11:15–16; Prov 15:25; Hos 9:11–12, 14. Is 47:8–9; Jm 4:6.

32.—EXAMPLES OF THE PUNISHMENT OF PRIDE

Gen 3:5; Ex 5:2; 2 Macc 5:21; Ge 11:3–4; 2 Sam 17:23; 2 Chron 32:25–26; Acts 12:21–23.

Examples of Pride:
(1) Herod. Acts 12:21
(2) Pharisees. Lk 18:11
(3) Jews. Mt 13:55
(4) Eve. Gen 3:5
(5) Builders of Babel. Gen 11:4
(6) Hagar. Gen 16:4
(7) Pharaoh. Ex 5:2
(8) Miriam and Aaron. Num 12:2
(9) Korah, and Dathan, Abiram. Num 16:3
(10) Abimelech. Jud 9:1
(11) Goliath. 1 Sam 17:42
(12) Absalom. 2 Sam 15:4
(13) Achitophel. 2 Sam 17:4
(14) Adonijah. 1 Kings 1:5
(15) Ben-Hadad. 1 Kings 20:3
(16) Naaman. 2 Kings 5:11
(17) Amaziah. 2 Kings 14:8
(18) Sennacherib. 2 Kings 18:19
(19) Hezekiah. 2 Kings  20:3
(20) Uziah. 2 Chron 26:16
(21) Haman. Est 3:5
(22) Azariah and Johanan. Jer 43:2
(23) Nebuchadnezzar . Dan 4:30
(24) Belshazzar. Dan 5:23

33.—PRAYER OF THE SOUL ASKING DELIVERANCE FROM PRIDE

Ps 36:12–13; Sir 23:5; 1 Chron 29:11, 14; 2 Sam 7:18; Mt 11:30.

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