25 Bible Verses About Ambition (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Ambition (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Ambition

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Luke 9:25

25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

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51

Matthew 23:12

12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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50

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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43

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

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37

1 John 2:16

16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

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28

James 4:1-2

4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

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27

Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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25

John 5:44

44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

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17

Romans 15:20

20 and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation,

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15

Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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14

James 4:2

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

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14

Matthew 16:26

26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

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11

Romans 12:16

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

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11

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

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9

Matthew 23:5-7

They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.

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8

Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,

  “‘You shall worship the Lord your God
    and him only shall you serve.’”

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7

1 Timothy 3:1

3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.

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7

Jeremiah 45:5

And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the LORD. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”

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6

Luke 22:26

26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

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6

Isaiah 14:12-15

12   “How you are fallen from heaven,
    O Day Star, son of Dawn!
  How you are cut down to the ground,
    you who laid the nations low!
13   You said in your heart,
    ‘I will ascend to heaven;
  above the stars of God
    I will set my throne on high;
  I will sit on the mount of assembly
    in the far reaches of the north;
14   I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
    I will make myself like the Most High.’
15   But you are brought down to Sheol,
    to the far reaches of the pit.

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6

James 1:22

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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5

Romans 2:8

but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

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5

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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4

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

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4

Isaiah 5:8

  Woe to those who join house to house,
    who add field to field,
  until there is no more room,
    and you are made to dwell alone
    in the midst of the land.

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