‘conceit’….. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)


ConceitAnswer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own conceit. – Proverbs 26:5

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “conceit”.

WordWeb meaning for ‘conceit

Noun: conceit  kun’seet

1.   Feelings of excessive pride
amour propre, self-love, vanity

2.An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

3.A witty or ingenious turn of phrase
“he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit”

4.An artistic device or effect
“the architect’s brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree

5.The trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
conceitedness, vanity

Derived forms: conceits

Type of: device, figure, figure of speech, image, pride, pridefulness, trait, trope, turn of expression, turn of phrase

Antonym: humility

Encyclopedia: Conceit

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Proverbs 18:11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
and as an high wall in his own conceit.

Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit
than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit;
but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief
they were broken off,
and thou standest by faith.
Be not highminded, but fear:
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Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren,
that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that blindness in part is happened to Israel,
until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another.
Mind not high things,
but condescend to men of low estate.
Be not wise in your own conceits.

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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