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23 Bible Verses about Meekness

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Zephaniah 2:3

seek the LORD, all you humble people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in the Day of the LORD's anger."

Psalm 69:32

The afflicted will watch and rejoice. May you who seek God take courage.

Psalm 147:6

The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:11-12

When this happens, you will not be ashamed of your actions by which you sinned against me, because I will remove from among you those who revel in pride. Arrogance will have no place in my holy mountain. I will keep a humble and gentle people among you, and they will trust in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 34:5-6

Look to him and be radiant; and you will not be ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered him from all of his distress.

Psalm 45:4

In your majesty ride forth for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness; and your strong right hand will teach you awesome things.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

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Angels » Examples of » Meekness

Jude 1:9

Even the archangel Michael, when he argued with the Devil and fought over the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him. Instead, he said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"

2 Peter 2:11

Being bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to slander glorious beings. Yet even angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring a slanderous accusation against them from 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 with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 22:26

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you live forever!"

More verses: Psalm 147:6 Psalm 149:4

Meekness » Examples of » Christ's

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

Matthew 26:52

Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in its place! Everyone who uses a sword will be killed by a sword.

More verses: 1 Peter 2:23

Meekness » Christ set an example of

1 Peter 2:21-23

This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps. "He never sinned, and he never told a lie." When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

More verses: Psalm 45:4

Meekness » Instances of » moses

Exodus 14:13-14

Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still and watch how the LORD will deliver you today, because you will never again see the Egyptians whom you're looking at today. The LORD will fight for you while you keep still."

Exodus 2:13

Going out the next day, Moses noticed two Hebrew men fighting right in front of him. He told the one who was at fault, "Why did you strike your companion?"

Exodus 16:7-8

and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your complaints against him. After all, who are we that you complain against us?" Moses also said, "When the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread in the morning to satisfy you, the LORD will hear your complaints directed against him. Who are we? Your complaints aren't against us, but rather against the LORD."

Exodus 17:2

The people quarreled with Moses: "Give us water to drink." Moses told them, "Why are you quarreling with me? 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, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

Meekness » Instances of » David

1 Samuel 17:29

"What have I done now?" David asked. "It was just a question, wasn't it?"

2 Samuel 16:9-14

At this point, Zeruiah's son Abishai asked the king, "Why should this dead dog be cursing your majesty the king? May I have permission to go over and cut off his head?" But the king responded, "What do I have in common with you sons of Zeruiah? If he continues to curse and if the LORD has told him, "Curse David!' then who are you to be demanding to know "Why have you done this?'" So David ordered Abishai and all of his staff: "Look! My own son wants to kill me! How much more now is this descendant of Benjamin? Leave him alone and let him go on cursing, because the LORD has ordered him to do this. read more.
Perhaps the LORD will take note of my troubles and return good to me instead of curses today!" So David and his entourage went on their way, and Shimei walked along the hillside with him, cursing, throwing rocks, and tossing dirt at David as they went along. Eventually, the king and his entourage arrived exhausted at their destination, and David refreshed himself there.

Psalm 38:13-14

I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, and like the mute, who cannot open his mouth. Indeed, I have become like a man who hears nothing, and in whose mouth there is no rebuke.

Psalm 120:5-7

How terrible for me, that I am an alien in Meshech, that I reside among the tents of Kedar! I have resided too long with those who hate peace. I am in favor of peace; but when I speak, they are in favor of war. A Song of Ascents

Meekness » Of jesus

Isaiah 42:1-4

"Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen one, in whom I delight. I've placed my Spirit upon him; and he'll deliver his justice throughout the world. He won't shout, or raise his voice, or make it heard in the street. A crushed reed he will not break, and a fading candle he won't snuff out. He'll bring forth justice for the truth. read more.
And he won't grow faint or be crushed until he establishes justice on the mainland, and the coastlands take ownership of his Law."

Matthew 12:19-20

He will not quarrel or shout, and no one will hear him shouting in the streets. He will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a smoldering wick until he has brought justice through to victory.

Matthew 26:47-54

Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people. Now the betrayer personally had given them a signal, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him." So Judas immediately went up to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi!" and kissed him tenderly. read more.
Jesus asked him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then the other men surged forward, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him. Suddenly, one of the men with Jesus reached out his hand, drew his sword, and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his ear. Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in its place! Everyone who uses a sword will be killed by a sword. Don't you think that I could call on my Father, and he would send me more than twelve legions of angels now? How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say this must happen?"

Meekness » Exemplified

1 Samuel 30:6

David was in great danger because all the people were bitter because of their sons and daughters, and they were talking about stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 16:9-12

At this point, Zeruiah's son Abishai asked the king, "Why should this dead dog be cursing your majesty the king? May I have permission to go over and cut off his head?" But the king responded, "What do I have in common with you sons of Zeruiah? If he continues to curse and if the LORD has told him, "Curse David!' then who are you to be demanding to know "Why have you done this?'" So David ordered Abishai and all of his staff: "Look! My own son wants to kill me! How much more now is this descendant of Benjamin? Leave him alone and let him go on cursing, because the LORD has ordered him to do this. read more.
Perhaps the LORD will take note of my troubles and return good to me instead of curses today!"

Meekness » Jesus Christ being meek

Philippians 2:5-8

Have the same attitude among yourselves that was also in the Messiah Jesus: In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping. Instead, poured out in emptiness, a servant's form did he possess, a mortal man becoming. In human form he chose to be, read more.
and lived in all humility, death on a cross obeying.

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 wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you. All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. read more.
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest. Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls, because my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light."

Meekness » Necessary to a Christian walk

1 Corinthians 6:7

The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated?

Ephesians 4:1-2

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a way that is worthy of the calling to which you have been called, demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.

Meekness » Instances of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first trial no one came to my defense. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be held against them!

Acts 21:20-26

When they heard about it, they praised God and told him, "You see, brother, how many tens of thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and all of them are zealous for the Law. But they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews living among the gentiles to forsake the Law of Moses, and that you tell them not to circumcise their children or observe the customs. What is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. read more.
So do what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow. Take these men, go through the purification ceremony with them, and pay their expenses to shave their heads. Then everyone will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you are carefully observing and keeping the Law. As for the gentiles who have become believers, we have sent a letter with our decision that they should keep away from food that has been sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality." Then Paul took those men and the next day purified himself with them. Then he went into the Temple to announce the time when their days of purification would end and when the sacrifice would be offered for each of them.

Meekness » Being meek

Titus 3:1-2

Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work. They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a way that is worthy of the calling to which you have been called, demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are exalted

Psalm 147:6

The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.

Meekness » General references to » Essential in teaching

Titus 3:2

They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Meekness » General references to » Essential in hearing

James 1:21

Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.

Meekness » Saints should » Put on

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.

Meekness » Ministers should » Instruct opposers with

2 Timothy 2:24-25

A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong, and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of 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, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

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 not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well. read more.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him. Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you." "You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Meekness » Ministers should » Follow after

Meekness » Examples of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 26:14

Look, I'm in your hands, so do with me what you think is good and right.

Meekness » Examples of » David

2 Samuel 16:11

So David ordered Abishai and all of his staff: "Look! My own son wants to kill me! How much more now is this descendant of Benjamin? Leave him alone and let him go on cursing, because the LORD has ordered him to do this.

Meekness » Examples of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first trial no one came to my defense. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be held against them!

Meekness » General references to » To be sought

Zephaniah 2:3

seek the LORD, all you humble people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in 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 people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in the Day of the LORD's anger."

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Increase their joy

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest 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 afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you 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 believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work. They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Meekness » Instances of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:13-16

Hannah was praying inwardly. Her lips were quivering, and her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk. Eli told her, "How long will you stay drunk? Put away your wine!" "No, sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm a deeply troubled woman. I've drunk neither wine nor beer. I've been pouring out my soul in the LORD's presence. read more.
Don't consider your maid servant a worthless woman. Rather, all this time I've been speaking because I'm very anxious and distressed."

Meekness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 26:20-22

But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it. When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah. Then he left that area and dug still another well. Because they did not quarrel over that one, Isaac named it Rehoboth, because he used to say, "The LORD has enlarged the territory for us. We will prosper 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 arose to execute justice and to deliver all the afflicted of the earth. Interlude

Meekness » Saints should » Receive the word of God with

James 1:21

Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.

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 someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either.

Meekness » Saints should » Show, to all men

Titus 3:2

They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Meekness » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 10:27

But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.

Meekness » Examples of » Stephen

Meekness » Instances of » The angel

Jude 1:9

Even the archangel Michael, when he argued with the Devil and fought over the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him. Instead, he said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"

Meekness » Instances of » gideon

Judges 8:2-3

"What have I accomplished compared to you?" he responded. "Isn't what's left from Ephraim's harvest better than the best vintage of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the leaders of Midian, into your control. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger calmed down.

Meekness » Instances of » Job

Meekness » Instances of » The thessalonians

Meekness » Instances of » Abraham

Genesis 13:8

So Abram told Lot, "Please, let's not have strife 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

Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls,

Meekness, Examples Of

4;12;3

Now the man Moses was very humble more than any person on earth.

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