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Bible Verses on Selfishness

For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults; —2 Corinthians 12:19-21

…idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, —Galatians 5:19-21

The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; —Philippians 1:15-17

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. —Philippians 2:2-4

The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.—Psalm 10:1-3

Let not the foot of pride come against me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. —Psalm 36:10-12

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak. —Psalm 59:11-13

Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment. —Psalm 73:5-7

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.—Proverbs 8:12-14

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. —Proverbs 11:1-3

By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom. —Proverbs 13:9-11

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them. —Proverbs 14:2-4

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. —Proverbs 16:17-19

A proud and haughty man—Scoffer is his name; He acts with arrogant pride. —Proverbs 21:23-25

A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor. —Proverbs 29:22-24

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.—1 John 2:15-17

The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. —Psalms 10:4

Though the LORD is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar. —Psalm 138:6

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate. —Proverbs 8:13

When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom. —Proverbs 11:2

By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom. —Proverbs 13:10

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. —Proverbs 16:18

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; though they join forces, none will go unpunished. —Proverbs 16:5

A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor. —Proverbs 29:23

Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. —Psalms 25:8-9

What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. —Psalms 25:12-13

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. —Psalms 37:7-11

The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. —Psalms 37:18

For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off. —Psalms 37:22

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. —Matthew 5:5