100 Bible Verses about Humility

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 10,535 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 10,061 helpful votes

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

James 4:10 ESV / 9,446 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 9,206 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 8,778 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?

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 8,283 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 8,077 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.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 7,960 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 7,801 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 7,422 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 7,294 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.”

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 6,934 helpful votes

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

James 4:6 ESV / 6,766 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:16 ESV / 6,749 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:4 ESV / 6,316 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 5,908 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:11 ESV / 5,880 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 5,833 helpful votes

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

John 3:30 ESV / 5,629 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Romans 12:3 ESV / 5,374 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 3:8 ESV / 5,025 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:35 ESV / 4,950 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.”

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 4,944 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:45 ESV / 4,526 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.”

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 4,152 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 4,141 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition 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.

1 Corinthians 1:28-29 ESV / 4,061 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.

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 3,940 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 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 3,883 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.

Daniel 4:37 ESV / 3,881 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.

Luke 9:48 ESV / 3,834 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.”

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 3,808 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.

Psalm 25:8-9 ESV / 3,746 helpful votes

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 3,722 helpful votes

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

Matthew 20:26-27 ESV / 3,713 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,

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 3,681 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 3,657 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:20 ESV / 3,564 helpful votes

To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 3,385 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 11:29 ESV / 3,370 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.

James 1:9-10 ESV / 3,352 helpful votes

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

Philippians 2:3-11 ESV / 3,340 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition 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 emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. ...

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 3,174 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 3,150 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Matthew 23:10-12 ESV / 3,148 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.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 3,125 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 emptied himself, by 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.

Psalm 115:1 ESV / 3,118 helpful votes

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Psalm 8:4 ESV / 3,082 helpful votes

What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 3,040 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 2,902 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.

Zechariah 9:1-17 ESV / 2,845 helpful votes

The oracle of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and Damascus is its resting place. For the Lord has an eye on mankind and on all the tribes of Israel, and on Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets. But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and strike down her power on the sea, and she shall be devoured by fire. Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited; ...

Matthew 6:1-16:28 ESV / 2,833 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “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. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Isaiah 45:1-49:26 ESV / 2,828 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, ...

1 Samuel 2:1-7:17 ESV / 2,828 helpful votes

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. “There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. ...

Psalm 39:12 ESV / 2,685 helpful votes

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

Matthew 18:4 ESV / 2,681 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 2,647 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:6 ESV / 2,632 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 2,612 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,

Psalm 95:6 ESV / 2,592 helpful votes

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 2,570 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 2,512 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.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 2,503 helpful votes

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 12:2 ESV / 2,475 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Kings 21:29 ESV / 2,456 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 / 2,455 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 2,404 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—

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 2,379 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.

Psalm 25:2 ESV / 2,318 helpful votes

O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Matthew 6:9-10 ESV / 2,249 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Romans 11:18 ESV / 2,232 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.

Psalm 149:2 ESV / 2,223 helpful votes

Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 2,216 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:6 ESV / 2,130 helpful votes

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

Exodus 10:3 ESV / 2,106 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.

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV / 2,085 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 2,063 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Mark 9:2 ESV / 2,063 helpful votes

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,

John 13:1-16:33 ESV / 2,005 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ...

Daniel 4:2 ESV / 1,961 helpful votes

It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 1,951 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

James 3:2 ESV / 1,908 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.

Romans 14:11-13 ESV / 1,883 helpful votes

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. Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

2 Samuel 22:28 ESV / 1,872 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:2 ESV / 1,869 helpful votes

When they see your respectful and pure conduct.

Micah 6:2 ESV / 1,853 helpful votes

Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel.

Job 22:29 ESV / 1,827 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:18-19 ESV / 1,822 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.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 1,812 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.

1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 1,801 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,

Numbers 12:3 ESV / 1,797 helpful votes

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

John 13:1-14:31 ESV / 1,790 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ...

1 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 1,775 helpful votes

The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore; she bore Machir the father of Gilead.

1 Chronicles 7:2 ESV / 1,759 helpful votes

The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their fathers' houses, namely of Tola, mighty warriors of their generations, their number in the days of David being 22,600.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 1,756 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:3 ESV / 1,722 helpful votes

Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

2 Chronicles 34:27 ESV / 1,706 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.

Luke 1:52 ESV / 1,699 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV / 1,691 helpful votes

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

2 Corinthians 11:30 ESV / 1,665 helpful votes

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

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