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(An asterisk at the beginning of the citation below indicates that humility or one of its cognates is implied rather than explicit in the verse.)

Matthew 11:29  –  “…I am gentle and humble in heart…”

Matthew 18:4  –  “…humbles himself as this child…”

*Romans 12:3  –  “not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment…”

Philippians 2:3  –  “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves”

Philippians 2:8  –  “humbled Himself by becoming obedient

James 1:21  –  “…putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted…”

James 4:6 (quoting Proverbs 3:34)  –  “…’GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.'”

James 4:10  –  “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord…”

1 Peter 5:5, 6, 7 (quoting Proverbs 3:34)  –  “…clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for ‘GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.’  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God…”


Numbers 12:3  –  “(Now the man Moses was very humble…)”

*Psalm 131:1  –  “…my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty…”  –  With this kind of thinking, it’s easier to adopt the “perplexed, but not despairing” posture of 2 Corinthians 4:8.  (That is, we should think in this way: “I should not expect to understand things I’m not capable of understanding or don’t need to understand at this point in my spiritual life.”  To demand otherwise is to depart from humility.)

Proverbs 22:4 – “The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life.”

Isaiah 66:2 – “To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”

Micah 6:8 – “…and to walk humbly with your God?”

*Habakkuk 2:4  –  “”Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.”

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