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Also: Brag, Glory, Praise oneself, Self-confident, Vaunt
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia | Thompson Chain Reference

BOAST in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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Exodus 15:9 - Example of enemy boasting victory before the fighting
Judges 7:2 - Boasting called vaunting
1 Kings 20:11 - Boasting called bragging
Esther 5:11 - Boasting called glorying
Psalm 10:3 - "For the wicked boasts of his heartís cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh."
Psalm 12:3-4 - "May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts, who have said, 'With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?'"
Psalm 34:2 - Boasting in the Lord
Psalm 44:8 - Boasting as thanking the Lord's name
Psalm 49:6 - Those who boast in their riches still never have enough money to redeem their own life.

BOAST [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

bost (halal, "to praise"; kauchaomai, "to vaunt oneself," used both in a good and a bad sense):
To praise God: "In God have we made our boast all the day long" (Psalms 44:8);

to praise oneself, to vaunt (Psalms 10:3).

In the New Testament the Revised Version (British and American) frequently translates "glory," where the King James Version has "boast," in a good sense (2 Corinthians 7:14). In the sense of self-righteousness (Ephesians 2:9; Romans 2:17,23).

Boaster (alazon, "a braggart") occurs in the King James Version (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2); the Revised Version (British and American) has "boastful."

BOASTERS [Thompson Chain Reference]

    * 1 Samuel 17:44
    * 1 Kings 20:10
    * 2 Kings 18:34
    * Daniel 3:15
    * Acts 8:9
    * Romans 1:30
    * 2 Peter 2:18
    * SEE Self-confidence 

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