40 Bible Verses About Being Humble (ESV)

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  1. Ephesians 4:2 - "with all humility and gentleness, with..."
  2. Romans 12:16 - "Live in harmony with one another...."
  3. Philippians 2:3 - "Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,..."
  4. Proverbs 11:2 - "When pride comes, then comes disgrace,..."
  5. 1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Do not let your adorning be..."
  6. James 4:10 - "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and..."
  7. Colossians 3:12 - "Put on then, as God's chosen..."
  8. Proverbs 29:23 - "One's pride will bring him low,..."
  9. Proverbs 22:4 - "The reward for humility and fear..."
  10. 1 Peter 5:6 - "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty..."
  11. 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "if my people who are called..."
  12. James 3:13 - "Who is wise and understanding among..."
  13. Matthew 11:29-30 - "Take my yoke upon you, and..."
  14. Proverbs 18:12 - "Before destruction a man's heart is..."
  15. Mark 9:35 - "And he sat down and called..."
  16. 1 Peter 3:8 - "Finally, all of you, have unity..."
  17. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29 - "God chose what is low and..."
  18. Matthew 6:2 - ""Thus, when you give to the..."
  19. Micah 6:8 - "He has told you, O man,..."
  20. Colossians 3:18-19 - "Wives, submit to your husbands, as..."
  21. Proverbs 15:33 - "The fear of the LORD is..."
  22. Psalm 25:8-9 - "Good and upright is the LORD;..."
  23. Luke 9:48 - "and said to them, "Whoever receives..."
  24. Galatians 5:13 - "For you were called to freedom,..."
  25. Philippians 4:20 - "To our God and Father be..."
  26. John 3:30 - "He must increase, but I must..."
  27. Psalm 149:4 - "For the LORD takes pleasure in..."
  28. Mark 10:45 - "For even the Son of Man..."
  29. Ephesians 3:20-21 - "Now to him who is able..."
  30. Daniel 4:37 - "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol..."
  31. Psalm 115:1 - "Not to us, O LORD, not..."
  32. Matthew 6:16 - ""And when you fast, do not..."
  33. Isaiah 45:9 - ""Woe to him who strives with..."
  34. Romans 14:11 - "for it is written, "As I..."
  35. Psalm 95:6 - "Oh come, let us worship and..."
  36. John 13:14 - "If I then, your Lord and..."
  37. 1 Samuel 2:7 - "The LORD makes poor and makes..."
  38. Matthew 20:26-27 - "It shall not be so among..."
  39. James 1:9-10 - "Let the lowly brother boast in..."
  40. Zechariah 9:9 - "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!..."

1. Ephesians 4:2

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

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2. Romans 12:16

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited.

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3. Philippians 2:3

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

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4. Proverbs 11:2

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

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5. 1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing-- 4 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.

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6. James 4:10

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

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7. Colossians 3:12

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

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8. Proverbs 29:23

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

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9. Proverbs 22:4

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

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10. 1 Peter 5:6

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

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11. 2 Chronicles 7:14

14 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.

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12. James 3:13

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

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13. Matthew 11:29-30

29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

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14. Proverbs 18:12

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

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15. Mark 9:35

35 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."

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16. 1 Peter 3:8

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

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17. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

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18. Matthew 6:2

2 "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.

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19. Micah 6:8

8 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?

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20. Colossians 3:18-19

18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

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21. Proverbs 15:33

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

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22. Psalm 25:8-9

8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

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23. Luke 9:48

48 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."

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24. Galatians 5:13

13 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.

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25. Philippians 4:20

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

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26. John 3:30

30 He must increase, but I must decrease."

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27. Psalm 149:4

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

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28. Mark 10:45

45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

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29. Ephesians 3:20-21

20 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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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30. Daniel 4:37

37 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.

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31. Psalm 115:1

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

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32. Matthew 6:16

16 "And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

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33. Isaiah 45:9

9 "Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?' or 'Your work has no handles'?

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34. Romans 14:11

11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

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35. Psalm 95:6

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

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36. John 13:14

14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

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37. 1 Samuel 2:7

7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

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38. Matthew 20:26-27

26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

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39. James 1:9-10

9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

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40. Zechariah 9:9

9 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.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 25:8-9
  2. Psalm 149:4
  3. Psalm 115:1
  4. Psalm 95:6
  5. 1 Samuel 2:7
  6. 2 Chronicles 7:14
  7. Proverbs 11:2
  8. Proverbs 15:33
  9. Proverbs 18:12
  10. Proverbs 22:4
  11. Proverbs 29:23
  12. Isaiah 45:9
  13. Daniel 4:37
  14. Micah 6:8
  15. Zechariah 9:9
  16. Matthew 6:2
  17. Matthew 6:16
  18. Matthew 11:29-30
  19. Matthew 20:26-27
  20. Mark 9:35
  21. Mark 10:45
  22. Luke 9:48
  23. John 3:30
  24. John 13:14
  25. Romans 12:16
  26. Romans 14:11
  27. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29
  28. Galatians 5:13
  29. Ephesians 3:20-21
  30. Ephesians 4:2
  31. Philippians 2:3
  32. Philippians 4:20
  33. Colossians 3:12
  34. Colossians 3:18-19
  35. James 1:9-10
  36. James 3:13
  37. James 4:10
  38. 1 Peter 3:3-4
  39. 1 Peter 3:8
  40. 1 Peter 5:6

Psalm 25:8-9

8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

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Psalm 149:4

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

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Psalm 115:1

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

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Psalm 95:6

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

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1 Samuel 2:7

7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

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2 Chronicles 7:14

14 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.

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Proverbs 11:2

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

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Proverbs 15:33

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

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Proverbs 18:12

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

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Proverbs 22:4

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

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Proverbs 29:23

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

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Isaiah 45:9

9 "Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?' or 'Your work has no handles'?

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Daniel 4:37

37 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.

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Micah 6:8

8 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?

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Zechariah 9:9

9 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.

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Matthew 6:2

2 "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.

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Matthew 6:16

16 "And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

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Matthew 11:29-30

29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

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Matthew 20:26-27

26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

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Mark 9:35

35 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."

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Mark 10:45

45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

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Luke 9:48

48 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."

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John 3:30

30 He must increase, but I must decrease."

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John 13:14

14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

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Romans 12:16

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited.

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Romans 14:11

11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

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1 Corinthians 1:28-29

28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

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Galatians 5:13

13 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.

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Ephesians 3:20-21

20 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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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Ephesians 4:2

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

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Philippians 2:3

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

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Philippians 4:20

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

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Colossians 3:12

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

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Colossians 3:18-19

18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

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James 1:9-10

9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

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James 3:13

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

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James 4:10

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

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1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing-- 4 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.

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1 Peter 3:8

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

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1 Peter 5:6

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

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