Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. i.) To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
2. (v. i.) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
3. (v. t.) To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
4. (v. t.) To display vaingloriously.
5. (v. t.) To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
6. (v. t.) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
7. (v. t.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
8. (n.) Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBOAST
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" (Psalm 44:8); to praise oneself, to vaunt (Psalm 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."
Greek2744. kauchaomai -- to boast
... to boast. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kauchaomai Phonetic Spelling:
(kow-khah'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I boast, glory Definition: I boast; I glory ...
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3166. megalaucheo -- boast great things.
2745. kauchema -- a boast
4068. perpereuomai -- to boast
850a. aucheo -- to boast
850. auchmeros -- to boast
2620. katakauchaomai -- to exult over
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
2755. kenodoxos -- vainglorious
3004. lego -- to say
Strong's Hebrew3235. yamar -- perhaps to exchange
... perhaps to exchange. Transliteration: yamar Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-mar') Short
Definition: boast. ... root Definition perhaps to exchange NASB Word Usage boast (1). ...
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6286. paar -- to beautify, glorify
1984. halal -- to shine
1984b. halal -- to be boastful, to praise
1431. gadal -- to grow up, become great
3513. kabad -- to be heavy, weighty, or burdensome
559. amar -- to utter, say
6310. peh -- mouth
7235a. rabah -- to be or become much, many or great
2142. zakar -- remember
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ThesaurusBoast (86 Occurrences)
... self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion
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Bible ConcordanceBoast (86 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:30 and your boast is, "'If we had lived in the time of our forefathers, we should not have been implicated with them in the murder of the Prophets.'
Luke 16:15 "You are they," He said to them, "who boast of their own goodness before men, but God sees your hearts; for that which holds a proud position among men is detestable in God's sight.
John 9:41 "If you were blind," answered Jesus, "you would have no sin; but as a matter of fact you boast that you see. So your sin remains!"
Romans 2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
Romans 5:2 by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:3 And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
Romans 5:11 And not only that, but we are making our boast in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we have received the reconciliation.
Romans 11:18 don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.
Romans 15:17 I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.
1 Corinthians 1:29 that no flesh should boast before God.
1 Corinthians 1:31 that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things, and I don't write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Corinthians 1:14 as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart.
2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.
2 Corinthians 9:2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past. Your zeal has stirred up very many of them.
2 Corinthians 9:3 But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,
2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat abundantly concerning our authority, (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down) I will not be disappointed,
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast beyond proper limits, but within the boundaries with which God appointed to us, which reach even to you.
2 Corinthians 10:15 not boasting beyond proper limits in other men's labors, but having hope that as your faith grows, we will be abundantly enlarged by you in our sphere of influence,
2 Corinthians 10:16 so as to preach the Good News even to the parts beyond you, not to boast in what someone else has already done.
2 Corinthians 10:17 But "he who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."
2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no one will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion, that in which they boast, they may be found even as we.
2 Corinthians 11:16 I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, that I also may boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.
2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
2 Corinthians 12:1 It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:5 On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:6 For if I would desire to boast, I will not be foolish; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, so that no man may think more of me than that which he sees in me, or hears from me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.
Galatians 6:4 But let every man scrutinize his own conduct, and then he will find out, not with reference to another but with reference to himself, what he has to boast of.
Galatians 6:13 For even they who receive circumcision don't keep the law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
Galatians 6:14 But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Ephesians 2:9 not of works, that no one would boast.
Philippians 2:16 holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the true circumcision--we who render to God a spiritual worship and make our boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in outward ceremonies:
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope or joy, or the crown of which we boast? Is it not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His Coming?
2 Thessalonians 1:4 so that we ourselves boast about you in the assemblies of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you endure.
Hebrews 3:6 but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
James 1:9 But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;
James 3:5 So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!
James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
James 4:16 But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.
Jude 1:16 These men are murmurers, ever bemoaning their lot. Their lives are guided by their evil passions, and their mouths are full of big, boastful words, while they treat individual men with admiring reverence for the sake of the advantage they can gain.
Judges 7:2 Yahweh said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying,'My own hand has saved me.'
1 Samuel 2:3 "Talk no more so exceeding proudly. Don't let arrogance come out of your mouth, For Yahweh is a God of knowledge. By him actions are weighed.
1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thy heart has lifted thee up: boast thyself, and abide at home; for why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou, and Judah with thee?
1 Chronicles 16:10 Boast yourselves in His holy name, Rejoice doth the heart of those seeking Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 25:19 You say, Behold, you have struck Edom; and your heart lifts you up to boast: abide now at home; why should you meddle to your hurt, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?
Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust the name of Yahweh our God.
Psalms 34:2 My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
Psalms 38:16 For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
Psalms 44:8 In God we have made our boast all day long, we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah.
Psalms 49:6 Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches--
Psalms 52:1 For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, "David has come to Abimelech's house." Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.
Psalms 75:4 I said to the arrogant, "Don't boast!" I said to the wicked, "Don't lift up the horn.
Psalms 94:4 They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.
Psalms 97:7 Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images, who boast in their idols. Worship him, all you gods!
Psalms 105:3 Boast yourselves in His Holy Name, The heart of those seeking Jehovah rejoiceth.
Psalms 106:5 To look on the good of Thy chosen ones, To rejoice in the joy of Thy nation, To boast myself with Thine inheritance.
Proverbs 27:1 Don't boast about tomorrow; for you don't know what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs 31:30 The grace 'is' false, and the beauty 'is' vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Isaiah 20:5 And they shall be terrified and ashamed of Ethiopia their confidence, and of Egypt their boast.
Isaiah 41:16 Thou winnowest them, and a wind lifteth them up, And a whirlwind scattereth them, And thou -- thou rejoicest in Jehovah, In the Holy One of Israel dost boast thyself.
Isaiah 45:25 In Jehovah are all the seed of Israel justified, And they boast themselves.'
Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be named the priests of Yahweh; men will call you the ministers of our God: you will eat the wealth of the nations, and you will boast in their glory.
Jeremiah 4:2 And thou hast sworn -- Jehovah liveth, In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness, And blessed themselves in Him have nations, And in Him they boast themselves.
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself in his riches,
Jeremiah 9:24 But -- in this let the boaster boast himself, In understanding and knowing Me, For I 'am' Jehovah, doing kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, in the earth, For in these I have delighted, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 46:9 Go up, ye horses; and boast yourselves, ye chariots, And go forth, ye mighty, Cush and Phut handling the shield, And Lud handling -- treading the bow.
Jeremiah 49:4 What -- dost thou boast thyself in valleys? Flowed hath thy valley, O backsliding daughter, Who is trusting in her treasures: Who doth come in unto me?
Jeremiah 51:7 A golden cup 'is' Babylon in the hand of Jehovah, Making drunk all the earth, Of its wine drunk have nations, Therefore boast themselves do nations.
Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Amos 4:5 offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim free will offerings and brag about them: for this pleases you, you children of Israel," says the Lord Yahweh.
Obadiah 1:12 But don't look down on your brother in the day of his disaster, and don't rejoice over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction. Don't speak proudly in the day of distress.
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