Humility in the Bible

General scriptures concerning

  • Deuteronomy 9:4-29 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people. 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD. ...
  • Deuteronomy 15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.
  • Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
  • Also Job 5:11; 22:29; 25:5-6; Psalm 9:12; 10:17; 22:6,26; 25:9; 37:11; 69:32; 86:1; 131:1-2; 138:6; 147:6; Proverbs 3:34; 10:8; 11:2; 12:15; 15:33; 16:19; 18:12; 22:4; 25:6-7; 27:2; 29:23; 30:32; Ecclesiastes 5:2; Isaiah 29:19; 51:1; 57:15; 66:2; Jeremiah 45:5; Ezekiel 16:63; Micah 6:8; Zephaniah 3:11-12; Matthew 5:3; 11:29; 18:2-4; 20:26-27; 23:12; Mark 9:33-37; 10:43-44; Luke 1:52; 9:46-48; 10:21; 14:10-11; 17:10; 18:13-14; 22:24-27; John 13:14-16; Romans 11:18,20,25; 12:3,10,16; 1 Corinthians 1:28-29; 2:1-3; 3:18; 10:12; 13:4; 2 Corinthians 11:30; 12:5-12; Galatians 5:26; 6:14; Ephesians 4:2; 5:21; Philippians 2:3-11; Colossians 3:12; James 1:9-10,19; 3:1; 4:6,10; 1 Peter 5:3,5-6.

Bible Encyclopedia for HUMILITY.


  • Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
  • Genesis 18:32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
  • Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
  • Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
  • Exodus 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
  • Exodus 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
  • Also 2 Samuel 7:18-19; 1 Kings 3:7; 1 Chronicles 17:17; 29:14; 2 Chronicles 1:10; 2:6; Ezra 9:13; Job 7:17-18; 9:14-15; 10:15; 33:6; 40:4-5; 42:4-6; Psalm 8:3-4; 73:22; 131:1-2; 141:5; 144:3-4; Proverbs 30:2-3; Isaiah 6:5; 38:15; Jeremiah 1:6; 10:23-24; Daniel 2:30; Matthew 3:14; 8:8; 15:27; 25:37-40; Luke 7:6-7; John 1:27; 3:29-30; Acts 3:12; Romans 7:18; 1 Corinthians 15:9-10; 2 Corinthians 3:5; 12:7; Ephesians 3:8; Philippians 3:12-13; 4:12; 1 Timothy 1:15; Revelation 4:10.

Definition of humility


"Humility" Bible Outline


  • Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.


  • 1 Samuel 18:18-23 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king? 19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife. 20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. 21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain. ...
  • 1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
  • 1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.
  • Also 2 Samuel 7:18-29; 1 Chronicles 17:16-27.


  • 2 Samuel 9:8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?


  • 1 Kings 21:29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.


  • 2 Chronicles 34:27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.


  • Job 32:4-7 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he. 5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled. 6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion. 7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.


  • Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.


  • Luke 1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

John the Baptist

  • Mark 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
  • Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:


  • Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.


  • Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
  • Romans 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.


  • Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
  • 1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:


  • Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
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