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Theasaurus: Meekness

23 Bible Verses about Meekness

Most Relevant Verses

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,
who carry out what He commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the Lord’s anger.

Psalm 69:32

The humble will see it and rejoice.
You who seek God, take heart!

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will have joy
after joy in the Lord,
and the poor people will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:11-12

On that day you will not be put to shame
because of everything you have done
in rebelling against Me.
For then I will remove
your proud, arrogant people from among you,
and you will never again be haughty
on My holy mountain. I will leave
a meek and humble people among you,
and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.

Psalm 34:5-6

Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;
their faces will never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him from all his troubles.

Psalm 45:4

in your splendor ride triumphantly
in the cause of truth, humility, and justice.
May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

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Angels » Examples of » Meekness

Jude 1:9

Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses’ body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

2 Peter 2:11

however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord.

Christ, our example » Conformity to, required in » Meekness

the Joy of God over his people » On account of their » Meekness

Meekness » General references to » Promises concerning

Isaiah 11:4

but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will have joy
after joy in the Lord,
and the poor people will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 22:26

The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever!

More verses: Psalm 147:6 Psalm 149:4

Meekness » Examples of » Christ's

Matthew 26:52

Then Jesus told him, “Put your sword back in its place because all who take up a sword will perish by a sword.

More verses: 1 Peter 2:23

Meekness » Christ set an example of

1 Peter 2:21-23

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth; when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

More verses: Psalm 45:4

Meekness » Instances of » moses

Exodus 14:13-14

But Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord's salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet."

Exodus 2:13

The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you attacking your neighbor?”

Exodus 16:7-8

in the morning you will see the Lord's glory because He has heard your complaints about Him. For who are we that you complain about us?" Moses continued, "The Lord will give you meat to eat this evening and abundant bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the Lord."

Exodus 17:2

So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. “Why are you testing the Lord?”

Meekness » General references to » A fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Meekness » Instances of » David

1 Samuel 17:29

“What have I done now?” protested David. “It was just a question.”

2 Samuel 16:9-14

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut his head off!" The king replied, "Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything? He curses [me] this way because the Lord told him, 'Curse David!' Therefore, who can say, 'Why did you do that?' " Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, "Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood, intends to take my life-how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse [me]; the Lord has told him to. read more.
Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei's curses today." So David and his men proceeded along the road as Shimei was going along the ridge of the hill opposite him. As Shimei went, he cursed [David], and threw stones and dirt at him. Finally, the king and all the people with him arrived exhausted, so they rested there.

Psalm 38:13-14

I am like a deaf person; I do not hear. I am like a speechless person who does not open his mouth. I am like a man who does not hear and has no arguments in his mouth.

Psalm 120:5-7

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar! I have lived too long with those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Meekness » Of jesus

Isaiah 42:1-4

"This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, [this is] My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout or make His voice heard in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick; He will faithfully bring justice. read more.
He will not grow weak or be discouraged until He has established justice on earth. The islands will wait for His instruction."

Matthew 12:19-20

He will not argue or shout, and no one will hear His voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick, until He has led justice to victory.

Matthew 26:47-54

While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. A large mob, with swords and clubs, was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people. His betrayer had given them a sign: "The One I kiss, He's the One; arrest Him!" So he went right up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"-and kissed Him. read more.
"Friend," Jesus asked him, "why have you come?" Then they came up, took hold of Jesus, and arrested Him. At that moment one of those with Jesus reached out his hand and drew his sword. He struck the high priest's slave and cut off his ear. Then Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in place because all who take up a sword will perish by a sword. Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels? How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?"

Meekness » Exemplified

1 Samuel 30:6

David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

2 Samuel 16:9-12

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut his head off!" The king replied, "Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything? He curses [me] this way because the Lord told him, 'Curse David!' Therefore, who can say, 'Why did you do that?' " Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, "Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood, intends to take my life-how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse [me]; the Lord has told him to. read more.
Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei's curses today."

Meekness » Jesus Christ being meek

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.

Matthew 11:25-30

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him. read more.
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Meekness » Necessary to a Christian walk

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?

Ephesians 4:1-2

I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,

Meekness » Instances of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense, no one stood by me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them.

Acts 21:20-26

When they heard it, they glorified God and said, "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law. But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, by telling them not to circumcise their children or to walk in our customs. So what is to be done? They will certainly hear that you've come. read more.
Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have obligated themselves with a vow. Take these men, purify yourself along with them, and pay for them to get their heads shaved. Then everyone will know that what they were told about you amounts to nothing, but that you yourself are also careful about observing the law. With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality." Then the next day, Paul took the men, having purified himself along with them, and entered the temple, announcing the completion of the purification days when the offering for each of them would be made.

Meekness » Being meek

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are exalted

Meekness » General references to » Essential in teaching

Meekness » General references to » Essential in hearing

Meekness » Saints should » Put on

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must [forgive].

Meekness » Ministers should » Instruct opposers with

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient, instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth.

Meekness » A fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Meekness » His teaching

Matthew 5:38-45

"You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well. read more.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. "You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Meekness » Ministers should » Follow after

Meekness » Examples of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 26:14

As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right.

Meekness » Examples of » David

2 Samuel 16:11

Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, “Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood, intends to take my life—how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse me; the Lord has told him to.

Meekness » Examples of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense, no one stood by me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them.

Meekness » General references to » To be sought

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,
who carry out what He commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the Lord’s anger.

Meekness » Saints should » Restore the erring with

Meekness » Saints should » Seek

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,
who carry out what He commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the Lord’s anger.

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Increase their joy

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will have joy
after joy in the Lord,
and the poor people will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.

Meekness » Saints should » Answer for their hope with

Meekness » Exemplified » moses

Meekness » Examples of » moses

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are beautified with salvation

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are richly provided for

Psalm 22:26

The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever!

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Shall inherit the earth

Meekness » General references to » Precious in God's sight

Meekness » Ministers should » Urge, on their people

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

Meekness » Instances of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:13-16

Hannah was speaking to herself, and although her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk and scolded her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!" "No, my lord," Hannah replied. "I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven't had any wine or beer; I've been pouring out my heart before the Lord. read more.
Don't think of me as a wicked woman; I've been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment."

Meekness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 26:20-22

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility. He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Meekness » The gospel to be preached to those who possess

Meekness » Precious in the sight of God

Meekness » Blessedness of

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are guided and taught

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are preserved

Psalm 76:9

when God rose up to judge
and to save all the lowly of the earth.Selah

Meekness » Saints should » Receive the word of God with

Meekness » Saints should » Exhibit, in conduct, &c

Meekness » A characteristic of wisdom

Meekness » General references to » Non-resistance a mark of

Luke 6:29

If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either.

Meekness » Saints should » Show, to all men

Meekness » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 10:27

But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

Meekness » Examples of » Stephen

Meekness » Instances of » The angel

Jude 1:9

Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses’ body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

Meekness » Instances of » gideon

Judges 8:2-3

So he said to them, "What have I done now compared to you? Is not the gleaning of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God handed over to you Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger against him subsided.

Meekness » Instances of » Job

Meekness » Instances of » The thessalonians

Meekness » Instances of » Abraham

Genesis 13:8

Then Abram said to Lot, “Please, let’s not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.

Topics on Meekness

Jesus Christ, Meekness Of

40;11;29

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.

Meekness, Examples Of

4;12;3

Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on the face of the earth.

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