100 Bible Verses about Being Humble

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 1,798 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-11 ESV / 1,409 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. ...

James 4:6 ESV / 1,341 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 1,180 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 1,025 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.

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 681 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 651 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.”

James 4:10 ESV / 651 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 584 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 11:2 ESV / 518 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 505 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 497 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 472 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?

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 420 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 408 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.

Luke 18:9-20 ESV / 278 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 15:1 ESV / 224 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Deuteronomy 8:2 ESV / 217 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.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 200 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.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:11 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 189 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.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 153 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 5:16 ESV / 151 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.

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 151 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.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 151 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:3 ESV / 144 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.

2 Chronicles 12:7 ESV / 137 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.

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 133 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

James 2:24 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 125 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Romans 12:1 ESV / 122 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.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 122 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.

Matthew 18:2-3 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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.

1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 114 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 29:23 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:13 ESV / 109 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 95 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. ...

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

James 2:18 ESV / 93 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

James 3:13 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 59:1-2 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Mark 10:45 ESV / 83 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.”

John 3:16 ESV / 80 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.

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV / 79 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.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 77 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.

Romans 13:12 ESV / 76 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

John 3:1-5 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 18:3-4 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 18:27 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 9:9 ESV / 73 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.

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 72 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 18:4 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 70 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.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

2 Peter 2:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 68 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.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 68 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.

1 Samuel 2:7 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:7 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 21:29 ESV / 64 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 8:13 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 62 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Luke 15:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Job 22:29 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 59 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.

Luke 18:14 ESV / 59 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.”

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 58 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.

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 58 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.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 57 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.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 57 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.

Daniel 4:37 ESV / 57 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.

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 56 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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 54 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.

Genesis 18:27 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:27 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 52 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.”

1 Corinthians 11:1-2 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.

Matthew 11:28-29 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Psalm 35:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 34:27 ESV / 47 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.

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