The Hebrew verb ga·?ah? literally means “grow tall; get high” & is the root of a number of Hebrew words conveying the idea of pride. These related forms are rendered haughtiness, self-exaltation, & in both good and bad senses, eminence & superiority.
The Greek verb kau·kha?o·mai (boast) is used frequently in the sense of selfish pride. The Bible shows that no man has any ground for boasting in himself or his accomplishments. In the Christian congregation at Corinth, some were puffed up with pride in themselves or in other men, bringing about divisions in the congregation. They were thinking in a fleshly way, looking to men instead of to Christ. (1Co 1:10-13; 3:3, 4) These men were not interested in the congregation’s spiritual welfare, but they wanted to boast in outward appearances, not really wanting to help fellow Christians develop good hearts before God. (2Co 5:12) Consequently, the apostle Paul severely reproved the congregation, showing that there was no room for them to be boasting in anyone but God and what he had done for them. (1Co 1:28, 29; 4:6, 7) The rule was: “He that boasts, let him boast in God.”—1Co 1:31; 2Co 10:17.
A person who has carried self esteem too far. Like thinking they are holier than another christian. God is to be number one and we should be humble and give all the glory to God. We should not think of ourselves as superior to others.
Pride is giving ourselves the credit for something that God has accomplished. Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. Pride is essentially self-worship. Anything we accomplish in this world would not have been possible were it not for God enabling and sustaining us. "What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?" (1 Corinthians 4:7). That is why we give God the glory--He alone deserves it. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/pride-Bible.html#ixzz2fRFYkZgs
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Comes from the Hebrew verb ga-ah" meaning "grow tall; get high". Greek kau-kha'o-mai; boast, take pride, exult.Pride is deceptive. Paul counsels: “If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deceiving his own mind.” as seen in (Ga 6:3) The proud person seems to be taking the way most beneficial or profitable for him, but he is very much leaving Jehovah God out of account. Very much the behaviour originally of Satan, Adam and Eve. NWT more on (jw.org)
" if anyone respects and fears God, he will hate evil. For wisdom hates pride, arrogance, corruption and deceit of every kind." ( Proverbs 8:13). Living Bible. Just a few scriptures: " Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." ( Proverbs 16:18) Revised Standard Version