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bōst ( הלל , hālal , "to praise"; καυχάομαι , kaucháomai , "to vaunt oneself," used both in a good and a bad sense): To praise God: "In God have we made our boast all the day long" (Psalm 44:8 ); to praise oneself, to vaunt (Psalm 10:3 ). In the New Testament the Revised Version (British and American) frequently translates "glory," where the King James Version has "boast," in a good sense (2 Corinthians 7:14 ). In the sense of self-righteousness (Ephesians 2:9; Romans 2:17 , Romans 2:23 ). Boaster (ἀλαζών , alazō̇n , "a braggart") occurs in the King James Version (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2 ); the Revised Version (British and American) has "boastful.»
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Boast'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​b/boast.html. 1915.
 
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