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Theasaurus: Meekness

23 Bible Verses about Meekness

Most Relevant Verses

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Proverbs 16:19

Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your hearts shall live that seek God.

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:11-12

In that day shall you not be ashamed for all your deeds, in which you have transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of you those that rejoice in your pride, and you shall no more be haughty in my holy mountain. I will also leave in the midst of you an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Psalm 34:5-6

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

2 Samuel 22:28

And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty, that you may bring them down.

Psalm 45:4

And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you awesome things.

Galatians 5:23

Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.

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Angels » Examples of » Meekness

Jude 1:9

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil as he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke you.

2 Peter 2:11

Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation 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 decide with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 22:26

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live forever.

More verses: Psalm 147:6 Psalm 149:4

Meekness » Examples of » Christ's

Matthew 26:52

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

More verses: 1 Peter 2:23

Meekness » Christ set an example of

1 Peter 2:21-23

For even to this were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; 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 not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

Exodus 2:13

And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Why strike you your fellow?

Exodus 16:7-8

And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; for he hears your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that you 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 hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

Exodus 17:2

Therefore the people did strive with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why do you strive with me? why do you test 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, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.

Meekness » Instances of » David

1 Samuel 17:29

And David said, What have I now done? Is it not a word?

2 Samuel 16:9-14

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray you, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Why have you done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth of my own body, seeks my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? 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 repay me good for his cursing this day. And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side opposite 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, became weary, and refreshed themselves there.

Psalm 38:13-14

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth. Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psalm 120:5-7

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul has long dwelt with him that hates peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Meekness » Of jesus

Isaiah 42:1-4

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth justice unto truth. read more.
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has established justice in the earth: and the coastlands shall wait for his law.

Matthew 12:19-20

He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he sends forth justice unto victory.

Matthew 26:47-54

And while he yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Teacher; and kissed him. read more.
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, why are you come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. And, behold, one of them who was with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Think you 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 grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 16:9-12

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray you, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Why have you done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth of my own body, seeks my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? 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 repay 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 a thing to be grasped to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was 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 thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him. read more.
Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto 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 utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? why do you not rather allow yourselves to be defrauded?

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation by which you are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Meekness » Instances of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

Acts 21:20-26

And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who believe; and they are all zealous of the law: And they are informed of you, that you teach 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 you are come. read more.
Do therefore this that we say to you: We have four men who have a vow on themselves; Them take, and purify yourself 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 you, are nothing; but that you yourself also walk orderly, and keep the law. And concerning 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 things strangled, and from fornication. Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to announce the accomplishment of the days of purification, until an offering should be offered for every one of them.

Meekness » Being meek

Titus 3:1-2

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation by which you are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing 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

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.

Meekness » Ministers should » Instruct opposers with

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Meekness » A fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.

Meekness » His teaching

Matthew 5:38-45

You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. read more.
And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two. Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away. You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you; That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: 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 hand: do with me as seems good and right unto you.

Meekness » Examples of » David

2 Samuel 16:11

And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth of my own body, seeks my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD has bidden him.

Meekness » Examples of » Paul

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

Meekness » General references to » To be sought

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Meekness » Saints should » Restore the erring with

Meekness » Saints should » Seek

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Meekness » They who are gifted with » Increase their joy

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their 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 meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall 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

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Meekness » Instances of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:13-16

Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunk. And Eli said unto her, How long will you be drunk? put away your wine from you. 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.
Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I been speaking.

Meekness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 26:20-22

And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they dug another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from there, and dug another well; and for that they strove not: 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 God arose to judgment, to save all the meek 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

And unto him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; and he that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.

Meekness » Saints should » Show, to all men

Meekness » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 10:27

But some worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

Meekness » Examples of » Stephen

Meekness » Instances of » The angel

Jude 1:9

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil as he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke you.

Meekness » Instances of » gideon

Judges 8:2-3

And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison to 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 to you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.

Meekness » Instances of » Job

Meekness » Instances of » The thessalonians

Meekness » Instances of » Abraham

Genesis 13:8

And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

Topics on Meekness

Jesus Christ, Meekness Of

40;11;29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

Meekness, Examples Of

4;12;3

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth.)