Marriage and Family Series – Pride

Wow, to not parade itself or vaunteth not and to not be puffed up – –


4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails.

New King James


4Charity 26 suffereth long, 3114 5719 and is kind; 5541 5736 charity 26 envieth 2206 5719 not; 3756 charity 26 vaunteth 4068 3756 not 4068 5736 itself, 4068 5736 is 5448 not 3756 puffed up, 5448 5743 5Doth 807 not 3756 behave itself unseemly, 807 5719 seeketh 2212 5719 not 3756 her own, 1438 is 3947 not 3756 easily provoked, 3947 5743 thinketh 3049 5736 no 3756 evil; 2556 6Rejoiceth 5463 5719 not 3756 in 1909 iniquity, 93 but 1161 rejoiceth 4796 5719 in the 225 truth 225 ; 7Beareth 4722 5719 all things, 3956 believeth 4100 5719 all things, 3956 hopeth 1679 5719 all things, 3956 endureth 5278 5719 all things. 3956

8Charity 26 never 3763 faileth:

King James with Greek Reference Numbers


In the Greek Language the meaning of “vaunteth ” is as follows:

4068. perpereuvomai peárpeáreáuoámai, per-per-yoo´-om-ahee; mid. voice from pevrpero” peárpeároás (braggart; perh. by redupl. of the base of 4008); to boast:— vaunt itself.

If we feel the need to boast about ourselves or our accomplishments to our spouse, family, loved ones, and friends there is something wrong with our self-containment. When we have a correct view of ourselves and our actions in life, we do not need to boast in order to achieve that sense of fulfillment and worth. Our worth comes from inside, not outside of us. If we need to point out the worthy things in our lives to family and friends, we are not the only ones with a problem. Remember to recognize and acknowledge the good things in those you love!


4008. pevran peáran, per´-an; appar. acc. of an obs. der. of peivrw peáiroµ, (to “pierce”); through (as adv. or prep.), i.e. across:— beyond, farther (other) side, over.

Keep in mind how you feel when you hear another boasting about this and that, they have done. It grates on a person to listen to someone who does this, especially if they are known for doing it frequently. Also, boasting this way can pierce the heart of a loved one or friend who has had a set back or failure, recently. Love does not want to do such a thing to others.


In the Greek Language the meaning of “puffed up ” is as follows:

5448. fusiovw phusioáoµ, foo-see-oá´-o; from 5449 in the primary sense of blowing; to inflate, i.e. (fig.) make proud (haughty):— puff up.

One simple question here. If we have to be the ones to build ourselves up to others, how proud can we really be?


5449. fuvsi” phusis, foo´-sis; from 5453; growth (by germination or expansion), i.e. (by impl.) natural production (lineal descent); by extens. a genus or sort; fig. native disposition, constitution or usage:— ([man-]) kind, nature ([-al]).

Puffing or building ourselves up, often changes who we really are inside. Our mistakes and failures then take on a life of their own, because, they rip at the core of whom we have made ourselves out to be. Receiving help from others, when we make mistakes or have failings we need to correct, becomes almost impossible; since of course we cannot fall short of the image we have created.


5453. fuvw phuoµ, foo´-o; a primary verb; prob. orig. to “puff” or blow, i.e. to swell up; but only used in the impl. sense, to germinate or grow (sprout, produce), lit. or fig.:— spring (up)

As our image of ourselves in our own minds begins to swell, it puts an extreme amount of pressure on us to be more, to do more, to accomplish more, etc. Now, where a certain amount of personal pressure can be good, motivating us to be a person of excellence and be all we can be, to much crushes us down under the weight of our humanity.


A person with the type of disposition that is prone to boast and puffs themselves up is very unattractive to others. People will tend to distance themselves from this type of person, whenever they are able; because the person’s overtly excessive self love is just too much to stomach.


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