for a contentious spirit)
Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance,
and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world