100 Bible Verses about Meekness

Matthew 5:5 ESV / 149 helpful votes

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:11 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 91 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.

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:4 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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.

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 51 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,

Romans 12:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 39 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.

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 38 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.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:23 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:1 ESV / 31 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!—

James 1:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 4:6-10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

Psalm 147:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

James 3:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. ...

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Matthew 23:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The greatest among you shall be your servant.

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Psalm 76:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

When God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah

1 Peter 5:5-9 ESV / 19 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, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

1 Peter 2:18-23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. ...

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Luke 6:29 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV / 18 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Psalm 22:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!

Philippians 2:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Isaiah 11:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Isaiah 6:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste,

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Genesis 26:20-22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

2 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:38-42 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Amos 3:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?

Isaiah 29:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 120:5-7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

James 1:21-25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Philippians 2:2-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 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, ...

Lamentations 3:28-30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope; let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Psalm 76:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Exodus 2:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you strike your companion?”

Titus 2:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?

Romans 14:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Hosea 2:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.

Isaiah 42:1-4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.

Jude 1:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”

1 Peter 2:13-15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Romans 3:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:50 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Zephaniah 3:11-12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“On that day you shall not be put to shame because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain. But I will leave in your midst a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord,

Proverbs 29:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

Psalm 38:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 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. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

Titus 3:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Romans 12:3 ESV / 8 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.

Matthew 27:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

Matthew 27:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?”

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 12:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory;

James 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Acts 21:20-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And when they heard it, they glorified God. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed. They are all zealous for the law, and they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or walk according to our customs. What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. Do therefore what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow; take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses, so that they may shave their heads. Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself also live in observance of the law. ...

Matthew 12:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;

Zephaniah 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Before the decree takes effect —before the day passes away like chaff— before there comes upon you the burning anger of the Lord, before there comes upon you the day of the anger of the Lord.

Joel 2:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

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