bible verses about Humility

Bible Verses about Humility - Discover the Power of Humility in God's Word

Humility is a virtue highly valued in the Bible, and for good reason. Throughout the Scriptures, we see God constantly exalting those who humble themselves before Him. Whether it's through examples of great leaders such as Moses and Jesus Christ, or through the wise sayings of the book of Proverbs, the Bible teaches us that humility is a key to wisdom, grace, and peace. By reflecting on these Bible verses about humility, we can gain a deeper understanding of this important trait and how it can transform not only our own lives but also the lives of those around us.

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Humility in the Bible

55 Bible Scriptures about Humility

That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

Genesis, Chapter: 14, Verse: 23

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(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Numbers, Chapter: 12, Verse: 3

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Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 8, Verse: 16

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And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 25, Verse: 41

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And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

2 Samuel, Chapter: 9, Verse: 8

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But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 15, Verse: 26

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And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 12, Verse: 7

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And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 33, Verse: 23

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For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

Job, Chapter: 11, Verse: 12

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The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm, Chapter: 25, Verse: 9

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My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Psalm, Chapter: 34, Verse: 2

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{A Song of degrees of David.} LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Psalm, Chapter: 131, Verse: 1

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Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs, Chapter: 16, Verse: 19

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Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

Proverbs, Chapter: 25, Verse: 6

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Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs, Chapter: 27, Verse: 2

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Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 7, Verse: 16

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Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 10, Verse: 3

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Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 1

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Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 13, Verse: 15

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My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

Lamentations, Chapter: 3, Verse: 20

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And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;

Daniel, Chapter: 5, Verse: 22

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Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

Amos, Chapter: 7, Verse: 5

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Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew, Chapter: 5, Verse: 36

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Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew, Chapter: 6, Verse: 26

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And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Matthew, Chapter: 23, Verse: 12

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And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

Matthew, Chapter: 26, Verse: 22

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And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Luke, Chapter: 3, Verse: 13

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When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 8

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And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 9

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For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 11

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And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

Luke, Chapter: 15, Verse: 19

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So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Luke, Chapter: 17, Verse: 10

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I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke, Chapter: 18, Verse: 14

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He must increase, but I must decrease.

John, Chapter: 3, Verse: 30

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After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

John, Chapter: 13, Verse: 5

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Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

John, Chapter: 13, Verse: 6

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So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

John, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

Acts, Chapter: 3, Verse: 12

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But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Acts, Chapter: 10, Verse: 26

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And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

Acts, Chapter: 13, Verse: 25

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For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans, Chapter: 12, Verse: 3

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Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Romans, Chapter: 12, Verse: 16

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But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 3

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And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 6

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For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 7

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And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 8, Verse: 2

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Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 10, Verse: 7

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Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 11, Verse: 7

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I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 12, Verse: 11

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Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 26

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But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Philippians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 5

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Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

1 Thessalonians, Chapter: 2, Verse: 6

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Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James, Chapter: 4, Verse: 10

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But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1 Peter, Chapter: 3, Verse: 4

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