100 Bible Verses about Humility

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 2,588 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 2,555 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.”

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 2,421 helpful votes

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

James 4:6 ESV / 2,352 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 2,167 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 2,083 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 2,083 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 2,016 helpful votes

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

James 4:10 ESV / 2,013 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 1,856 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?

Luke 14:11 ESV / 1,824 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 1,816 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 1,698 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 1,682 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.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 1,565 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.

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 1,438 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-11 ESV / 1,417 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. ...

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 1,309 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 1,243 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 1,200 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.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 1,185 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.

James 3:13 ESV / 1,156 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 1,052 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:6 ESV / 1,042 helpful votes

The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 1,021 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 1,004 helpful votes

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

Job 22:29 ESV / 988 helpful votes

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

John 3:30 ESV / 898 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 896 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.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 880 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.

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 820 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.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 816 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 807 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 800 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,

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 776 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 770 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.

Romans 11:18 ESV / 725 helpful votes

Do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.

2 Chronicles 34:27 ESV / 719 helpful votes

Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.

1 Kings 21:29 ESV / 703 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.”

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 702 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:4 ESV / 692 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 676 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.

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 672 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 655 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.

1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 635 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,

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 624 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Zechariah 9:9 ESV / 620 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.

Luke 1:52 ESV / 588 helpful votes

He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 581 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 573 helpful votes

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

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 566 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:35 ESV / 550 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.”

Psalm 18:27 ESV / 540 helpful votes

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

Genesis 41:16 ESV / 526 helpful votes

Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”

1 Corinthians 1:28-29 ESV / 523 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.

Mark 10:45 ESV / 510 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.”

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 509 helpful votes

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

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 476 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.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 470 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 464 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.”

James 3:2 ESV / 459 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

1 Corinthians 1:28 ESV / 457 helpful votes

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 455 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Colossians 2:23 ESV / 427 helpful votes

These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

2 Samuel 22:28 ESV / 427 helpful votes

You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 420 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 418 helpful votes

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

Acts 20:19 ESV / 417 helpful votes

Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 416 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.

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV / 411 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.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 405 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 396 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.

Luke 9:48 ESV / 391 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.”

Psalm 76:8 ESV / 377 helpful votes

From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still,

Psalm 37:11 ESV / 377 helpful votes

But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Genesis 18:27 ESV / 377 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 370 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 361 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

2 Corinthians 10:1 ESV / 360 helpful votes

I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 358 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

Jeremiah 45:5 ESV / 354 helpful votes

And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 354 helpful votes

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV / 348 helpful votes

Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

Luke 18:14 ESV / 343 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.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 336 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 332 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. ...

Proverbs 25:6 ESV / 323 helpful votes

Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,

Mark 9:33-37 ESV / 320 helpful votes

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 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.” And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 313 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. ...

John 13:14-16 ESV / 309 helpful votes

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Matthew 20:26-27 ESV / 307 helpful votes

It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 288 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Luke 14:10 ESV / 282 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 16:18-19 ESV / 276 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 258 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 ...

Isaiah 6:5 ESV / 255 helpful votes

And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 250 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 245 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 244 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

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