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Genesis 18:27

Then Abraham answered, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord—even though I am dust and ashes—

Genesis 32:10

I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps.

Exodus 4:10

But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant—because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”

Joshua 7:6

Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell before the ark of the Lord with his face to the ground until evening, as did the elders of Israel; they all put dust on their heads.

Judges 6:15

He said to Him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.

2 Chronicles 32:26

Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart—he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem—so the Lord’s wrath didn’t come on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.

2 Chronicles 33:12

When he was in distress, he sought the favor of Yahweh his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

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 because you humbled yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard’—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Job 40:4

I am so insignificant. How can I answer You?
I place my hand over my mouth.

Jeremiah 1:6

But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.”

Matthew 3:14

But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”

Matthew 8:8

“Lord,” the centurion replied, “I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But only say the word, and my servant will be cured.

Matthew 15:27

“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”

Luke 1:43

How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

John 13:14-15

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.

Philippians 2:5-8

Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself
by assuming the form of a slave,
taking on the likeness of men.
And when He had come as a man
in His external form,read more.
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death—
even to death on a cross.

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Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King david

1 Samuel 18:18

Then David responded, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s clan in Israel that I should become the king’s son-in-law?”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King saul

1 Samuel 9:21

Saul responded, “Am I not a Benjaminite from the smallest of Israel’s tribes and isn’t my clan the least important of all the clans of the Benjaminite tribe? So why have you said something like this to me?”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:6

But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » John the baptist

Matthew 3:14

But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » moses

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » King solomon

1 Kings 3:7

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » gideon

Judges 6:15

He said to Him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”

Leaders » Humility, Examples Of » Isaiah

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