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Theasaurus: Meekness

23 Bible Verses about Meekness

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Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:11-12

In that day thou shalt not be ashamed for any of thy doings, in which thou hast rebelled against me, for then I will take away out of the midst of thee those that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no longer be haughty because of the mountain of my holiness. I will also leave in the midst of thee a poor and humble people, and they shall wait in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 34:5-6

He They looked unto him and were lightened, and their faces were not ashamed. Vau This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

2 Samuel 22:28

Thou wilt save the poor in spirit; but thine eyes are upon the haughty that thou may bring them down.

Psalm 45:4

And in thy majesty be prospered; ride upon the word of truth and of humility and of righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

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Angels » Examples of » Meekness

Jude 1:9

Yet when Michael, the archangel, contended with the devil, disputing over the body of Moses, he dared not bring against him a curse of judgment, but said, The Lord reprehend thee.

2 Peter 2:11

whereas even the angels, who are greater in power and might, bring no curse of judgment 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 with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 22:26

The poor shall eat and be satisfied: those that seek him shall praise the LORD; your heart shall live for ever.

More verses: Psalm 147:6 Psalm 149:4

Meekness » Examples of » Christ's

Matthew 26:52

Then Jesus said unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place, for all those that take the sword shall perish by the sword.

More verses: 1 Peter 2:23

Meekness » Christ set an example of

1 Peter 2:21-23

Because for this were ye called: for the Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps who did no sin neither was guile found in his mouth, who, when he was cursed, did not return the curse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously;

More verses: Psalm 45:4

Meekness » Instances of » moses

Exodus 14:13-14

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still and see the saving health of the LORD, which he will bestow on you today; for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall never see them again for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall be still.

Exodus 2:13

And when he went out the next day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together, and he said to him that did the wrong, Why smitest thou thy fellow?

Exodus 16:7-8

And in the morning ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for he has heard your murmurings against the LORD; and what are we, that ye murmur against us? And Moses said, This shall be when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat and in the morning bread to the full; for the LORD has heard your murmurings which ye have murmured against him; and what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

Exodus 17:2

And the people chided with Moses and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? Why do ye tempt the LORD?

Meekness » General references to » A fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Meekness » Instances of » David

1 Samuel 17:29

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

2 Samuel 16:9-14

Then Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, said unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse, my lord the king? Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? So let him curse, because the LORD has said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Why hast thou done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his slaves, Behold, my son, who came forth of my bowels, seeks my life; how much more now a son of Jemini? Let him alone, and let him curse, for the LORD has bidden him. read more.
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day. And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the side of the mountain over against him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and cast dust. And the king and all the people that were with him arrived weary and refreshed themselves there.

Psalm 38:13-14

But I, as a deaf man, that heard not, and as a dumb man that did not open his mouth. Thus I was as a man that does not hear, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psalm 120:5-7

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul has long dwelt with those that hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Meekness » Of jesus

Isaiah 42:1-4

Behold my slave, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he shall give judgment unto the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the streets. He shall not break a bruised reed, nor shall he quench the smoking flax; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. read more.
He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Matthew 12:19-20

He shall not strive nor cry, neither shall anyone hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking flax he shall not quench until he sends forth judgment unto victory.

Matthew 26:47-54

And while he yet spoke, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the princes of the priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him. read more.
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why art thou come? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took him. And, behold, one of those who was with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck a slave of the high priest and smote off his ear. Then Jesus said unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place, for all those that take the sword shall perish by the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

Meekness » Exemplified

1 Samuel 30:6

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him because the soul of all the people was bitter, each one for his sons and for his daughters; but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 16:9-12

Then Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, said unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse, my lord the king? Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? So let him curse, because the LORD has said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Why hast thou done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his slaves, Behold, my son, who came forth of my bowels, seeks my life; how much more now a son of Jemini? Let him alone, and let him curse, for the LORD has bidden him. read more.
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

Meekness » Jesus Christ being meek

Philippians 2:5-8

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, made in the likeness of men, read more.
and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross .

Matthew 11:25-30

At that time Jesus answered and said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and understanding and hast revealed them unto children. Even so, Father, for thus it was pleasing in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father, and no one has known the Son but the Father, neither has anyone known the Father except the Son and he unto whom the Son will reveal him. read more.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Meekness » Necessary to a Christian walk

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is certainly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather suffer the wrong? why do ye not rather be defrauded?

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called, with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,

Meekness » Instances of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first answer no one stood with me, but all men forsook me: let it not be imputed unto them.

Acts 21:20-26

And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous of the law; and they are informed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. What is it therefore? The multitude must needs come together, for they will hear that thou art come. read more.
Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men among us who have a vow on them; them take, and purify thyself with them, and pay their expenses, that they may shave their heads, and all may know that those things, of which they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thyself dost also walk orderly and keep the law. As touching the Gentiles who believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, except only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols and from blood and from that which has been strangled and from fornication. Then Paul took the men and the next day, purifying himself with them, entered into the temple to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification until an offering should be offered for each one of them.

Meekness » Being meek

Titus 3:1-2

Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work. That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called, with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Are exalted

Meekness » General references to » Essential in teaching

Titus 3:2

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Meekness » General references to » Essential in hearing

James 1:21

So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.

Meekness » Saints should » Put on

Colossians 3:12-13

Clothed, therefore, (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) with bowels of mercies, with kindness, with humility, with meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a quarrel against another: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Meekness » Ministers should » Instruct opposers with

2 Timothy 2:24-25

That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient, that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,

Meekness » A fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Meekness » His teaching

Matthew 5:38-45

Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; but I say unto you, That ye resist not with evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone desires to sue thee at the law, and take away thy clothing, let him have thy cloak also. read more.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two. Give to him that asks of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father who is in the heavens, for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Meekness » Ministers should » Follow after

Meekness » Examples of » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 26:14

As for me, behold, I am in your hands; do with me as seems good and meet unto you.

Meekness » Examples of » David

2 Samuel 16:11

And David said to Abishai, and to all his slaves, Behold, my son, who came forth of my bowels, seeks my life; how much more now a son of Jemini? Let him alone, and let him curse, for the LORD has bidden him.

Meekness » Examples of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first answer no one stood with me, but all men forsook me: let it not be imputed unto them.

Meekness » General references to » To be sought

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Meekness » Saints should » Restore the erring with

Meekness » Saints should » Seek

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Increase their joy

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall 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 poor shall eat and be satisfied: those that seek him shall praise the LORD; your heart shall live for ever.

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

Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work. That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Meekness » Instances of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:13-16

Now Hannah spoke in her heart and only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore, Eli thought she was drunk. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee. And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink but have poured out my soul before the LORD. read more.
Do not count thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have waited until now to speak.

Meekness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 26:20-22

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall 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 thou didst arise unto judgment, O God, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Meekness » Saints should » Receive the word of God with

James 1:21

So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.

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

Meekness » A characteristic of wisdom

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

Luke 6:29

And unto the one that smites thee on the one cheek offer also the other, and to the one that takes away thy cloak defend not thy coat also.

Meekness » Saints should » Show, to all men

Titus 3:2

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Meekness » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 10:27

But the sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he pretended not to notice.

Meekness » Examples of » Stephen

Meekness » Instances of » The angel

Jude 1:9

Yet when Michael, the archangel, contended with the devil, disputing over the body of Moses, he dared not bring against him a curse of judgment, but said, The Lord reprehend thee.

Meekness » Instances of » gideon

Judges 8:2-3

And he replied unto them, What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God has delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb, and what was I able to do in comparison with you? Then their anger was abated toward him when he spoke that word.

Meekness » Instances of » Job

Meekness » Instances of » The thessalonians

Meekness » Instances of » Abraham

Genesis 13:8

Then Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee and between my pastors and thine, for we are brethren.