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



The proud person is a boastful person. Literally, this word means one who wanders about. It was used of the person who boasts of cures. It is a person who pretends to be what he is not.


Some people sin by a swagger attitude of contempt of others.


Boasters brag about themselves. They are out to impress others by putting on airs of importance. This insults others around them. Boasting roots its haughtiness in pride. It seeks admiration of something not possessed. This type of person believes that he is more knowledgeable or more courageous than others. An empty wagon rattles. This person has a great deal of stock in the window but very little in the store.

Isa 10:8-11, 8 For he says, “Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus? 10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria, 11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols, Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?”

Isa 14:13-14, 13 For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”