100 Bible Verses about Humbleness

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 53 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 45 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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Matthew 18:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 1:21 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 33 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?

James 4:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 28 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.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Luke 14:7-14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “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.” ...

James 4:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 21 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.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:3 ESV / 18 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.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:10-12 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 14 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 18:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

John 13:34-35 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Luke 14:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 12 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.

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 12 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!’ ...

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Job 22:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 10 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 12:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:43-45 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

James 1:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 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.

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 8 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.

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

John 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Mark 10:45 ESV / 8 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.”

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 8 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 / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there.

1 Samuel 2:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 8 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.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Zechariah 9:9 ESV / 7 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 Kings 21:29 ESV / 7 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 8:2-3 ESV / 7 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.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Genesis 18:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.

Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Philippians 2:5-9 ESV / 6 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. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

Galatians 6:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Galatians 3:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Romans 10:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 6 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 / 6 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 6 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.”

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 6 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.

1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 5 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,

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 5 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. ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Philippians 2:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 5 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.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Galatians 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

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