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The Importance of Humility to God
2 Samuel 22:28 You will save the afflicted people, But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.
2 Chronicles 12:12 When he humbled himself, the Lord’s wrath turned from him, so as not to destroy him altogether. . . .
2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah didn’t render again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him, and on Judah and Jerusalem.
Psalms 18:27 For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.
Psalms 25:9 He will guide the humble in justice. He will teach the humble his way.
Psalms 45:4 In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.
Psalms 101:5 I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor. I won’t tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.
Psalms 131:1 . . . my heart isn’t haughty, nor my eyes lofty; nor do I concern myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me.
Psalms 147:6 The Lord upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground.
Proverbs 3:34 Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 15:33 . . . Before honor is humility.
Proverbs 16:5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord:they shall certainly not be unpunished.
Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.
Proverbs 22:4 The result of humility and the fear of the Lord is wealth, honor, and life.
Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man will be brought low, the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 66:2 . . . says the Lord: “but to this man will I look, even to he who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.
Jeremiah 9:23 The Lord says, Don’t let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don’t let the rich man glory in his riches
Jeremiah 13:15 Hear, and give ear; don’t be proud; for the Lord has spoken.
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does the Lord require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 23:12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 1:52 He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears . . .
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Don’t set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are: that no flesh should boast before God.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud.
2 Corinthians 12:5 . . . on my own behalf I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.
Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.
James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tender hearted, courteous
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Leviticus 26:41 . . . if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity; then I will remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.
Numbers 12:3 Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all the men who were on the surface of the earth.
Judges 7:2 The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel brag against me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’
Deuteronomy 8:2 You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart . . .
Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers didn’t know; that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end
1 Samuel 2:7 The Lord makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.
1 Kings 21:29 “See how Ahab humbles himself before me? Because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son’s days will I bring the evil on his house.”
2 Kings 22:19 Because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the lord, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,’ says the Lord.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, shall 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 will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 12:6 Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, “The Lord is righteous.””
2 Chronicles 12:7 When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the Lord’s word came to Shemaiah, saying, “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance . . . .
2 Chronicles 33:12 When he was in distress, he begged the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 33:23 He didn’t humble himself before the Lord, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more.
2 Chronicles 34:27 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place, and against its inhabitants, and have humbled yourself before me, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,” says the Lord.
2 Chronicles 36:12 And he did that which was evil in the Lord his God’s sight; he didn’t humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the Lord.
Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Nehemiah 9:16 “But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, didn’t listen to your commandments.
Psalms 75:4 I said to the arrogant, “Don’t boast!” I said to the wicked, “Don’t lift up the horn.
Psalms 149:4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.
Proverbs 27:1 Don’t boast about tomorrow; for you don’t know what a day may bring.
Isaiah 2:12 For there will be a day of the Lord of Armies for all that is proud and haughty, and for all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low
Isaiah 5:15 So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled.
Isaiah 13:11 I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible.
Isaiah 23:9 The Lord of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
Isaiah 26:5 For he has brought down those who dwell on high . . .
Isaiah 29:19 The humble also will increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 38:15 What will I say? He has both spoken to me, and himself has done it. I will walk carefully all my years because of the anguish of my soul.
Jeremiah 44:10 They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
Daniel 4:37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those who walk in pride he is able to abase.
Daniel 10:12 Then he said to me, Don’t be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard: and I have come for your words’ sake.
Malachi 4:1 “For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up,” says the Lord of Armies, “that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Zephaniah 3:12 But I will leave among you an afflicted and poor people, and they will take refuge in the Lord's name.
Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
Romans 11:18 Don’t boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.
Romans 11:20 . . . Don’t be conceited, but fear.
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn’t receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
1 Corinthians 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?
Ephesians 2:9 not of works, that no one would boast.
Philippians 2:5,8 Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus . . . he humbled himself . . .
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches . . .
James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s.