30 Bible Verses About Comparison (Explained)

In a world filled with comparisons, the Bible offers wisdom on navigating the pitfalls of comparison and embracing individuality. Join us as we reflect on verses that remind us of the dangers of comparison and the beauty of embracing our unique identities and God-given purposes.

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Bible Verses About Comparison

Galatians 6:4-5 – Each One Should Test Their Own Actions

“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.”

2 Corinthians 10:12 – Comparing Themselves Among Themselves

“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”

Proverbs 14:30 – Envy Makes the Bones Rot

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

Philippians 2:3 – Do Nothing Out of Selfish Ambition

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

James 3:14-16 – Bitter Jealousy and Selfish Ambition

“But if you harbor bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”

Luke 18:9-14 – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

“To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.'”

Matthew 7:1-5 – Remove the Plank from Your Own Eye

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Romans 12:2 – Do Not Conform to the Pattern of This World

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Proverbs 23:17 – Do Not Envy Sinners

“Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 4:7 – What Do You Have That You Did Not Receive?

“For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?”

Psalm 37:1-2 – Do Not Fret Because of Evildoers

“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.”

Proverbs 17:5 – Mocking the Poor is Insulting God

“Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8 – Godliness with Contentment Is Great Gain

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever You Do, Work Heartily

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

Proverbs 19:17 – Showing Kindness to the Poor

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

1 Peter 3:3-4 – Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride Goes Before Destruction

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Hebrews 13:5 – Be Content with What You Have

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”

Proverbs 14:21 – Oppressing the Poor is Deplorable

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

Romans 2:1-3 – You Have No Excuse, O Man

“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?”

Proverbs 13:10 – Pride Only Breeds Quarrels

“Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”

1 Samuel 16:7 – Man Looks at the Outward Appearance

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'”

Proverbs 21:4 – Haughty Eyes and a Proud Heart

“Haughty eyes and a proud heart—the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 – Love Is Not Envious or Proud

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

Proverbs 26:12 – The Prideful Do Not See Their Own Faults

“Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”

Philippians 4:11-13 – I Have Learned to Be Content

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Ephesians 4:2 – Bearing with One Another in Love

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Proverbs 11:2 – When Pride Comes, Then Comes Disgrace

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

1 John 2:16 – Do Not Love the World

“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.”

Proverbs 28:25 – The Proud-minded Stir Up Strife

“A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.”

James 4:6 – God Opposes the Proud

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'”

Proverbs 16:5 – The Lord Detests the Proud

“Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”

Philippians 4:19 – God Will Supply Every Need

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 27:2 – Let Another Praise You, Not Your Own Mouth

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.”

Psalm 138:6 – The Lord Cares for the Humble

“For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.”

Matthew 23:12 – Those Who Exalt Themselves Will Be Humbled

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Proverbs 21:24 – Scoffer, the Name of the Arrogant

“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.”

Proverbs 22:4 – The Reward of Humility and the Fear of the Lord

“The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”

Psalm 37:16 – Better is the Little of the Righteous

“Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.”

Psalm 10:4 – The Proud Do Not Seek God

“In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, ‘There is no God.'”

Proverbs 29:23 – Pride Brings a Person Low

“One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.”

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