“But you have said in my hearing—I heard the very words—‘I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.”
- Job 33:8-9
“Do you think this is just? You say, ‘I will be cleared by God.’ “
- Job 35:2
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
- Isaiah 5:21
Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.
- Job 35:13
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
- Proverbs 26:12
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
- Galatians 6:3
But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
- 2 Corinthians 10:17-18
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
- Isaiah 64:6
The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper. Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
- Proverbs 28:25-26
He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.”
- Luke 16:15
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
- Proverbs 27:2
Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”
- John 9:41