New International Version
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
King James Bible
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Darby Bible Translation
But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.
World English Bible
But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.
Young's Literal Translation
and now ye glory in your pride; all such glorying is evil;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But now ye rejoice in your boastings - Ye glory in your proud and self-sufficient conduct, exulting that ye are free from the trammels of superstition, and that ye can live independently of God Almighty. All such boasting is wicked, πονηρα εστιν, is impious. In an old English work, entitled, The godly man's picture drawn by a Scripture pencil, there are these words: "Some of those who despise religion say, Thank God we are not of this holy number! They who thank God for their unholiness had best go ring the bells for joy that they shall never see God."
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Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?
1 John 2:16
For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world.
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