25 Bible Verses About Ambition (NIV)
This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Ambition (NIV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.
Bible Verses About Ambition
25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?
12 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
1 Timothy 6:9
9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
1 John 2:16
16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?
20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
5 "Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.'
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"
1 Timothy 3:1
1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
5 Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.'"
26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.
12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." 15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
3 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
8 Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
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