101 Verses on Humility and Meekness

  1. Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth. (Numbers 12:3)
  2. “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.” (1 Kings 21:29)
  3. if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
  4. When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah: “Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak (2 Chronicles 12:7)
  5. Then Hezekiah repented of the pride of his heart, as did the people of Jerusalem; therefore the LORD’s wrath did not come upon them during the days of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 32:26)
  6. Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what he spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the LORD. (2 Chronicles 34:27)
  7. For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down. (Psalms 18:27)
  8. The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever. (Psalms 22:26)
  9. He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way. (Psalms 25:9)
  10. My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad. (Psalms 34:2)
  11. But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalms 37:11)
  12. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. (Psalms 45:4)
  13. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:17)
  14. Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure. (Psalm 101:5)
  15. I am small and of no account; but I keep your orders in mind. (Psalms 119:141)
  16. Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. (Psalms 138:6)
  17. Yahweh upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground. (Psalms 147:6)
  18. Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble. (Proverbs 3:34)
  19. haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; (Proverbs 6:17)
  20. When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
  21. Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom. (Proverbs 13:10 (DRB)
  22. Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4)
  23. The LORD detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. (Proverbs 15:)
  24. He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. (Proverbs 15:3)
  25. The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility. (Proverbs 15:33)
  26. Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud. (Proverbs 16:19)
  27. Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility. (Proverbs 18:12)
  28. A high look, and a proud heart, Even the lamp of the wicked, is sin. (Proverbs 21:4)
  29. The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
  30. A man’s pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor. (Proverbs 29:23)
  31. The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. (Ecclesiastes 7:)
  32. Words from a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
  33. If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don’t leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest. (Ecclesiastes 10:4)
  34. Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 29:19)
  35. For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. (Isaiah 57:15)
  36. The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound; (Isaiah 61:1)
  37. And all these My hand hath made, And all these things are, An affirmation of Jehovah! And unto this one I look attentively, Unto the humble and bruised in spirit, And who is trembling at My word. (Isaiah 66:2)
  38. Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar, am praising and exalting and honouring the King of the heavens, for all His works ‘are’ truth, and His paths judgment, and those walking in pride He is able to humble.’ (Daniel 4:37)
  39. Then said he to me, Don’t be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard: and I have come for your words’ sake. (Daniel 10:12)
  40. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger. (Zephaniah 2:3)
  41. Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9)
  42. He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
  43. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (Matthew 7:1)
  44. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29)
  45. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:4)
  46. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:12)
  47. “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14)
  48. Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. (Luke 22:2)
  49. 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. (Luke 22:26)
  50. serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews; (Acts 20:1)
  51. and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in thy gentleness; (Acts 24:4)
  52. As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” (Acts 24:2)
  53. the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. (Romans 8:)
  54. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:1)
  55. Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits. (Romans 12:1)
  56. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (Romans 13:1)
  57. and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are: (1 Corinthians 1:28)
  58. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness? (1 Corinthians 4:21)
  59. Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. (1 Corinthians 9:1)
  60. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (1 Corinthians 13:)
  61. in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; (2 Corinthians 6:)
  62. Nevertheless, he who comforts the lowly, God, comforted us by the coming of Titus; (2 Corinthians 7:6)
  63. Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: (2 Corinthians 10:1)
  64. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (Galatians 5:22)
  65. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:23)
  66. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Galatians 5:2)
  67. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
  68. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
  69. and do not give the devil a foothold (Ephesians 4:27)
  70. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
  71. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)
  72. doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; (Philippians 2:3)
  73. Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5)
  74. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. (Colossians 3:)
  75. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)
  76. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:1)
  77. not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. (1 Timothy 3:3)
  78. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:)
  79. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (1 Timothy 6:1)
  80. Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; (1 Timothy 6:17)
  81. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  82. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; (2 Timothy 2:25)
  83. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious, (2 Timothy 3:2)
  84. You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, (2 Timothy 3:1)
  85. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, (Titus 2:12)
  86. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. (Titus 3:2)
  87. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, (Hebrews 12:28)
  88. Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. (Hebrews 13:15)
  89. And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation, (James 1:9)
  90. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. (James 1:21)
  91. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. (James 3:13)
  92. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17)
  93. But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)
  94. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
  95. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you. (James 4:10)
  96. Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. (1 Peter 1:17)
  97. Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. (1 Peter 2:1)
  98. Finally, ‘be’ ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded: (1 Peter 3:8)
  99. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 Peter 3:15)
  100. Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5)
  101. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; (1 Peter 5:6)

Bonus verses based on humility and meekness:

  • Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification (Romans 14:1)
  • Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. (Romans 15:)
  • and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:2)
  • Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:2)
  • Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:1)
  • Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:2)

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