Select Page
Read Introduction to Romans


30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  



The meaning of “violent” is insolent. We get the English word “hubris” from this Greek word. However, this is a certain type of pride. This is a person with a lofty sense of superiority over others. He treats others as below him. He insults them.

This form of pride is not aware of its limitations. It gives the idea of arrogance. “Violent” carries two ideas of cruelty and pride. A violent person treats others with contempt because he believes that he, and he alone, amounts to anything.


Superiority is a contemptuous sin.


Some people have contempt for everyone except themselves. They have a high opinion of themselves and a very low opinion of others. It is a sense of superiority.