Humility

Man's pride causes his humiliation, but he who is humble of spirit obtains honor. (Proverbs 29:23)

Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation.
(Romans 12:16)

For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercy but the mighty shall be mightily put to the test.
(Wisdom 6:6)

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you.
(1 Peter 5:6)

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.
(Phillipians 2:3)

My son, with humility have self-esteem; prize yourself as you deserve. Who will acquit him who condemns himself?
(Sirach 10:27-28)

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
(1 Peter 5:5)

Good and upright is the Lord, who shows sinners the way, guides the humble rightly, and teaches the humble the way.
(Psalm 25:8-9)

The lowly will ever find joy in the Lord.
(Isaiah 29:19)

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not rest till it reaches its goal.
(Sirach 35:17)

Give ear, listen humbly, for the Lord speaks.
(Jeremiah 13:15)

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves."
(Matthew 11:29)

"When you have done all that is commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"
(Luke 17:10)

Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.
(James 1:21)


(c) Paul Buis, 2005