'Humble' in the Bible
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to her, 'Turn back unto thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hands;'
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
"This is to be a perpetual statute for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month, you (including both the native born and the resident alien) are to humble yourselves by not doing any work,
It's the Sabbath of all Sabbaths for you, so humble yourselves. This is to be a perpetual statute.
"However, on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It's a sacred assembly for you. Humble yourselves and bring an offering made by fire to the LORD.
Anyone who doesn't humble himself that same day is to be eliminated from contact with his people.
It's a Sabbath of rest for you on which you are to humble yourselves starting the evening of the ninth day of the month. You are to observe your Sabbath from evening to evening."
I will break your pride in your power, and I will make your sky like iron [giving no rain and blocking all prayers] and your ground like bronze [hard to plow and yielding no produce].
Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on the face of the earth.
"You are to hold a sacred assembly on the tenth day of this same seventh month. You are to humble yourselves, and no servile work is to be done.
Every vow and every oath -- a bond to humble a soul -- her husband doth establish it, or her husband doth break it;
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
'And He doth humble thee, and cause thee to hunger and doth cause thee to eat the manna (which thou hast not known, even thy fathers have not known), in order to cause thee to know that not by bread alone doth man live, but by every produce of the mouth of Jehovah man doth live.
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
and thou hast known to-day, that Jehovah thy God is He who is passing over before thee -- a fire consuming; He doth destroy them, and He doth humble them before thee, and thou hast dispossessed them, and destroyed them hastily, as Jehovah hath spoken to thee.
Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
and I will humble myself even more and humiliate myself. I will be honored by the slave girls you spoke about.”
And she saith to him, 'Nay, my brother, do not humble me, for it is not done so in Israel; do not this folly.
"I've been a widowed woman ever since my husband died," she answered. "Your humble servant used to have two sons, but they got into a fight out in the field. Because there was no one to keep them apart, one of them attacked the other and killed him.
Now please pay attention closely! My whole family is attacking your humble servant! They're saying, "Turn over the one who attacked his brother and we'll put him to death in retribution for his brother, whose life he took. That way, we'll kill the heir also!' They're going to extinguish the only light left in my family, leaving my late husband neither an ongoing name nor a survivor on the face of the earth!"
At this, the woman responded, "Would your majesty the king please allow your humble servant to say one more thing?" "Say it"" he replied.
"Now as to why I've come to speak with your majesty the king, it's because the people have made me afraid, so your humble servant told herself, "I'll go speak to the king, so perhaps the king will do what his humble servant has requested.
Perhaps the king will listen and deliver his humble servant from the oppression of the man who intends to eliminate both me and my son from what God has apportioned to us!'
"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'"
"As your soul lives, your majesty, the king," the woman answered, "no one can divert anything left or right from what your majesty the king has spoken! As a matter of fact, it was your servant Joab! He was there, giving me precise orders about everything that your humble servant was to say. Your servant Joab did this, intending to change the outcome of this matter. Nevertheless, your majesty is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to be aware of everything that's going on throughout the earth."
You rescue an afflicted people,but Your eyes are set against the proud—You humble them.
I will humble David’s descendants, because of their unfaithfulness, but not forever.’”
Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before Jehovah, when thou heardest what I spoke against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and didst rend thy garments and weep before me, I also have heard thee, saith Jehovah.
"When the heavens are stopped up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you and they pray to this place and confess your name and turn back from their sin when you humble them,
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
But he did not humble himself before the Lord like his father Manasseh humbled himself; instead, Amon increased his guilt.
Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet at the Lord’s command.
I proclaimed a fast by the Ahava River, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us, our children, and all our possessions.
“If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up [and restored];If you remove unrighteousness far from your tents,
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
Pour out the overflowing of your anger, and look at all [the] proud, and humble them.
Look on every proud person and humble him;trample the wicked where they stand.
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
For not for ever is the needy forgotten, The hope of the humble lost to the age.
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
For You rescue an afflicted people,but You humble those with haughty eyes.
The humble will eat and be satisfied;those who seek the Lord will praise Him.May your hearts live forever!
He leads the humble in what is rightand teaches them His way.
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
But the humble will inherit the landand will enjoy abundant prosperity.
The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.
The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.
God, who is enthroned from long ago, will hear me and humble them. Interlude Because they do not repent, they do not fear God.
Sound your battle cry against the wild beast of the reeds, and the nations that assemble like a herd of calves led by bulls! They humble themselves and offer gold and silver as tribute. God scatters the nations that like to do battle.
The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
In the rising of God to judgment, To save all the humble of earth. Selah.
He will humble the arrogant commanders-in-chief, instilling fear among the kings of the earth. To the director: To Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.
“The enemy will not outwit him,Nor will the wicked man afflict or humiliate him.
So he used suffering to humble them; they stumbled and no one helped them up.
Though the Lord is exalted,He takes note of the humble;but He knows the haughty from a distance.
The Lord lifts up the humble;He casts the wicked down to the ground.
For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people;He adorns the humble with salvation.
He mocks those who mock,but gives grace to the humble.
Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
When pride comes, then comes dishonor,But with the humble is wisdom.
Better is a person of humble standing who nevertheless has a servant, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.
Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
In the presence of destruction, the heart of a man will be haughty, but in the presence of honor, humble.
For better that he hath said to thee, 'Come thou up hither,' Than that he humble thee before a noble, Whom thine eyes have seen.
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
“I am the rose [of the plain] of Sharon,The lily of the valleys [that grows in deep places].”
For [there is] a day for Yahweh of hosts against all of [the] proud and [the] lofty and against all that is lifted up and humble,
And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.
I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible.
Yahweh of hosts has planned it: to defile [the] pride of all glory, to humble all [the] honored ones of [the] earth.
For You have been a stronghold for the poor,a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.When the breath of the violentis like rain against a wall,
like heat in a dry land, you humble the boasting foreigners. Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside, so he causes the song of tyrants to cease.
Feet trample it,the feet of the humble,the steps of the poor.
The humble will have joyafter joy in the Lord,and the poor people will rejoicein the Holy One of Israel.
The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
They lament, 'Why don't you notice when we fast? Why don't you pay attention when we humble ourselves?' Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.
"Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?
The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on me, Because Jehovah did anoint me To proclaim tidings to the humble, He sent me to bind the broken of heart, To proclaim to captives liberty, And to bound ones an opening of bands.
Considering these [tragedies], will You restrain Yourself, O Lord [and not help us]?Will You keep silent and humiliate and oppress us beyond measure?
My hand made all these things,and so they all came into being.This is the Lord’s declaration.I will look favorably on this kind of person:one who is humble, submissive in spirit,and trembles at My word.
Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
then you are to say to them, ‘I was presenting my [humble] petition and plea to the king so that he would not send me back to Jonathan’s house to die there.’”
They have not become humble to this day, and they have not feared or followed My instruction or My statutes that I set before you and your ancestors.
And it springeth up, and becometh a spreading vine, humble of stature, To turn its thin shoots toward itself, And its roots are under it, And it becometh a vine, and maketh boughs, And sendeth forth beauteous branches.
so the kingdom might be humble and not exalt itself but might keep his covenant in order to endure.
The people of the land have used oppression, And have taken plunder violently away, And humble and needy have oppressed, And the sojourner oppressed -- without judgment.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. He is able to humble those who walk in pride.
And because of the greatness that he gave him, all nations, nations, and languages revered and feared him. He executed those whom he desired to execute, he spared those whom he wished to spare, he promoted those whom he desired to promote, and he humbled those whom he wished to humble.
“Don’t be afraid, Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers.
moving quickly to rub the face of the needy in the dirt. Corrupting the ways of the humble, a man and his father go to the same woman, deliberately defiling my holy name.
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,
He has told you, O man, what is good;And what does the Lord require of youExcept to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion),And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,who carry out what He commands.Seek righteousness, seek humility;perhaps you will be concealedon the day of the Lord’s anger.
I will leavea meek and humble people among you,and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!Shout in triumph, Daughter Jerusalem!Look, your King is coming to you;He is righteous and victorious,humble and riding on a donkey,on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
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