THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Deuteronomy (Author Moses)

9:4Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

9:5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

9:6Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

9:7Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

9:8Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

9:9When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

9:10And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

9:11And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.

9:12And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

9:13Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

9:14Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

9:15So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

9:16And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

9:17And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

9:18And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

9:19For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.

9:20And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

9:21And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

9:22And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.

9:23Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.

9:24Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.

9:25Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

9:26I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

9:27Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:

9:28Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.

9:29Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.

15:15And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

32:7Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

5:11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

22:29When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

25:5Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

25:6How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

9:12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

10:17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

22:6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

22:26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

25:9The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

37:11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

69:32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

86:1Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

131:1LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

131:2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

138:6Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

147:6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

3:34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

10:8The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

11:2When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

15:33The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

16:19Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

18:12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

22:4By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

25:6Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

25:7For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

27:2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

29:23A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

30:32If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

5:2Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

29:19The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

51:1Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

57:15For 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.

66:2For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

45:5And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

16:63That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

Micah (Author Micah)

6:8He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Zephaniah (Author Zephaniah)

3:11In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

3:12I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

5:3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11:29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

18:2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

18:3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

18:4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

20:26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

20:27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

23:12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Mark (Author John Mark)

9:33And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

9:34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

9:35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

9:36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

9:37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

10:43But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

10:44And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Luke (Author Luke)

1:52He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

9:46Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

9:47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

9:48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

10:21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

14:10But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

14:11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

17:10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

18:13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

18:14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

22:24And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

22:25And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

22:26But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

22:27For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

John (Author John)

13:14If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

13:15For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

13:16Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

Romans (Author Paul)

11:18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

11:20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

11:25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

12:3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

12:10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

12:16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1:29That no flesh should glory in his presence.

2:1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2:2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

2:3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

3:18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

10:12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

13:4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

2 Corinthians (Author Paul)

11:30If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

12:5Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

12:6For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.

12:7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

12:8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

12:9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

12:10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

12:11I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

12:12Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Galatians (Author Paul)

5:26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

6:14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Ephesians (Author Paul)

4:2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

5:21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Philippians (Author Paul)

2:3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

2:4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

2:5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

2:6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

2:7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

2:8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

2:9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

2:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

2:11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Colossians (Author Paul)

3:12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

James (Author James)

1:9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

1:10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1:19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

3:1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

4:6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

4:10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter (Author Peter)

5:3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

5:5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

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



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