Here are the 40 most important Bible scriptures on meekness.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1 Peter 3:11
Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:4
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
1 Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
2 Corinthians 10:1
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil.
2 Timothy 2:25
Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
“To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.”
“The greatest among you shall be your servant.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.
That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!
When God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.