100 Bible Verses about Humble

James 4:6 ESV / 164 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 121 helpful votes

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

James 4:10 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 97 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 83 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Luke 14:8-11 ESV / 64 helpful votes

“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 57 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Romans 12:10 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Proverbs 16:18-19 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Daniel 4:37 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Luke 18:10-14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 John 1:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Luke 14:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

James 2:24 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

1 Peter 5:1-14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ...

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

James 5:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Job 22:29 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

James 3:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:30 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Philippians 2:6-11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, ...

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.

Romans 14:10-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Luke 12:33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

1 Samuel 2:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

James 4:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

1 Kings 21:29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the disaster in his days; but in his son's days I will bring the disaster upon his house.”

Deuteronomy 8:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Luke 21:1-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Mark 9:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Psalm 18:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

1 Peter 5:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 18:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 14:12-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Luke 9:48 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 18:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Zechariah 9:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:3-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. ...

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

1 Corinthians 1:28-29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 2:1-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 18:9-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...

Mark 10:45 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Psalm 25:8-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Ezra 8:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.

2 Chronicles 12:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Philippians 2:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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