The words arrogance, arrogant, proud, and haughty are mentioned over 100 times in the CEPHER. And in practically every occurrence, it is a behavior or attitude detested by YAHUAH. The Bible tells us those who are arrogant and have a haughty heart are an abomination to Him: “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to ADONAI; be assured, he will not go unpunished” (Proverbs 16:5). Of the seven things the Bible tells us that YAHUAH hates, “haughty eyes” [“a proud look,” NKJV] is the first one listed (Proverbs 6:16-19). YAHUSHA Himself said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him,” and then goes on to list the thirteen characteristics of those who are outside of YAHUAH’s favor, with arrogance being considered alongside sexual immorality and murder (Mark 7:20-23).
There are two Greek forms of the word arrogance used in the New Testament, essentially meaning the same. Huperogkos means “swelling” or “extravagant” as used in “arrogant words” (2 Peter 2:18; Jude 1:16). The other is phusiosis, meaning a “puffing up of the soul” or “loftiness, pride” (2 Corinthians 12:20). It is incumbent upon believers to recognize that being arrogant or having a pompous attitude is antithetical to godliness (2 Peter 1:5-7). Arroga