100 Bible Verses about Humility

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 1,744 helpful votes

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

James 4:6 ESV / 1,712 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 1,644 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 / 1,552 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 1,373 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 1,332 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:11 ESV / 1,321 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 1,319 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 1,287 helpful votes

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

James 4:10 ESV / 1,278 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 1,203 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 1,167 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?

Philippians 2:3-11 ESV / 1,157 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. ...

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 1,056 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 / 1,043 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.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 1,036 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 914 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 891 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 761 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 755 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 / 753 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.

Psalm 147:6 ESV / 714 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 672 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 / 664 helpful votes

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

Job 22:29 ESV / 622 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:16 ESV / 617 helpful votes

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

John 3:30 ESV / 604 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 598 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 559 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 27:2 ESV / 559 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 538 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.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 521 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 516 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,

Romans 11:18 ESV / 476 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.

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 474 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 472 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.

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 470 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.

2 Chronicles 34:27 ESV / 460 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.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 436 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 Kings 21:29 ESV / 424 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.”

Matthew 18:4 ESV / 418 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 411 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 404 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.

Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 399 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 386 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 9:9 ESV / 372 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.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 358 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 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 354 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,

1 Corinthians 15:9 ESV / 353 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 / 350 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:52 ESV / 340 helpful votes

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

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 328 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.

Genesis 41:16 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 311 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:27 ESV / 310 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 305 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:45 ESV / 303 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.”

Romans 12:10 ESV / 295 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:35 ESV / 293 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.”

Colossians 2:23 ESV / 272 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.

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 265 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.

1 Corinthians 1:28 ESV / 258 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV / 257 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.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 256 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 / 254 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 / 246 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 13:4 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

James 3:2 ESV / 245 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 1:28-29 ESV / 240 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.

Genesis 18:27 ESV / 233 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 45:5 ESV / 230 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.”

2 Samuel 22:28 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 227 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.”

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 223 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 / 218 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV / 218 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.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 215 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.

Luke 18:14 ESV / 212 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 25:6 ESV / 209 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 / 206 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.”

Psalm 76:8 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

John 13:14-16 ESV / 195 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.

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 194 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.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 188 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.

Psalm 37:11 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:1 ESV / 184 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!—

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 182 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.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:17 ESV / 174 helpful votes

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 171 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.

Proverbs 16:18-19 ESV / 170 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.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 167 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. ...

Luke 14:10 ESV / 167 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.

Isaiah 6:5 ESV / 156 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!”

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 152 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. ...

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 147 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.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Luke 9:48 ESV / 144 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.”

James 1:19 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

2 Corinthians 12:5-12 ESV / 143 helpful votes

On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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. ...

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