In this post, we will be sharing with you some powerful Bible verses about meekness KJV. Before we proceed on to the verses, let us first define what meekness is and why it is important for Christians to have a meek spirit.
Definition of Meekness
Meekness is a quality of those who are humble, lowly, and submissive to God, those who are gentle, patient, and quiet. It is the opposite of pride, arrogance, rudeness, or aggression.
It is through meekness that God has revealed Himself to the world. It was meekness that Moses exemplified before the pharaoh of Egypt when he said to God, “I am slow of speech and tongue.” – Exodus 4:10. Jesus Christ, the living Word of God demonstrated meekness when He said, “I am meek and lowly in heart.” (Matthew 11:29)
A Christian who has a meek spirit is one who has the character that Jesus Christ exemplified; he has the character of God.
As Christians, we are called to be like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is the image of God the Father, which means we are called to be like Him in our everyday lives.
We may not always demonstrate meekness as we go through the day; however, as Christians, we must always aim to be like Jesus Christ.
Powerful Bible Verses About Meekness KJV
Genesis 26:20-22 (KJV)
And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land
1 Timothy 6:11-12 (KJV)
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses
Proverbs 16:32 (KJV)
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city
Zephaniah 2:3 (KJV)
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger
James 3:17-18 (KJV)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace
Titus 2:2 (KJV)
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience
2 Peter 1:5-7 (KJV)
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity
Titus 3:2 (KJV)
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men
1 Samuel 10:27 (KJV)
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace
Romans 12:14 (KJV)
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not
Titus 2:9 (KJV)
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Colossians 3:12-13 (KJV)
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, 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 ye
Psalms 38:13-14 (KJV)
But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs
James 1:4 (KJV)
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing
Proverbs 25:15 (KJV)
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone
1 Samuel 17:29 (KJV)
And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
2 Timothy 2:24-25 (KJV)
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 themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Thessalonians 3:5 (KJV)
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ
Proverbs 20:3 (KJV)
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling
1 Peter 3:11 (KJV)
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it
Hebrews 12:14 (KJV)
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Exodus 16:7-8 (KJV)
And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye 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 that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD
1 Corinthians 7:15 (KJV)
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace
Matthew 27:13-14 (KJV)
Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly
Matthew 26:47-49 (KJV)
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, 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 forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him
Numbers 16:4 (KJV)
And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
Psalms 149:4 (KJV)
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation
Proverbs 14:29 (KJV)
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly
1 Peter 2:18-23 (KJV)
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye 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 judgeth righteously:
Hebrews 10:36 (KJV)
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise
Psalms 25:9 (KJV)
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way
1 Thessalonians 2:7 (KJV)
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
Numbers 12:3 (KJV)
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
Matthew 5:9 (KJV)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God
Isaiah 53:7 (KJV)
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth
2 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV)
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you
James 5:11 (KJV)
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy
Psalms 147:6 (KJV)
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground
Exodus 2:13 (KJV)
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, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
Romans 14:19 (KJV)
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another
James 3:13 (KJV)
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom
Isaiah 42:1-4 (KJV)
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment 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 judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law
1 Samuel 1:13-16 (KJV)
Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. 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. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto
Proverbs 17:1 (KJV)
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife
Psalms 120:5-7 (KJV)
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Proverbs 29:8 (KJV)
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath
Exodus 14:13-14 (KJV)
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace
Proverbs 15:18 (KJV)
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife
Psalms 22:26 (KJV)
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever
2 Thessalonians 1:4 (KJV)
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Psalms 76:8-9 (KJV)
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah
Psalms 37:11 (KJV)
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace
James 1:19 (KJV)
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger
1 Peter 3:4 (KJV)
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price
Exodus 17:2 (KJV)
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
1 Corinthians 10:32 (KJV)
Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Ecclesiastes 10:4 (KJV)
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences
1 Timothy 3:2-3 (KJV)
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
Isaiah 29:19 (KJV)
The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel
Proverbs 19:11 (KJV)
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression
Galatians 6:1 (KJV)
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted
Exodus 15:24 (KJV)
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (KJV)
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men
Romans 12:18 (KJV)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men
1 Corinthians 1:7 (KJV)
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 4:1-2 (KJV)
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
2 Timothy 4:16 (KJV)
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge
Galatians 5:26 (KJV)
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another
Mark 9:50 (KJV)
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another
Matthew 5:38-39 (KJV)
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also
Lamentations 3:28-30 (KJV)
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach
Ecclesiastes 7:8 (KJV)
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit
Amos 3:3 (KJV)
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Jude 1:9 (KJV)
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee
Isaiah 11:4 (KJV)
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law
Philippians 2:14-15 (KJV)
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (KJV)
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Judges 8:2-3 (KJV)
And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that
1 Corinthians 6:7 (KJV)
Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Blessed Are The Meek
2 Corinthians 10:1
“Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ.”
Meekness is the opposite of self-promotion. It’s about putting God first, not ourselves. We are to be gentle, not pushy. We are to be humble, not arrogant.
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
Meekness is an attitude of strength under control, rather than force and bluster. A strong personality isn’t about controlling everything; it’s about knowing how to respond, not react.
“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”
Meekness is being humble enough to receive correction. We are all sinners saved by grace, so no one has the right to condemn another person, only voice concerns in love.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:”
Meekness is not weakness or timidity, but gentleness, patience, and humility. It’s the opposite of self-promotion. Instead of focusing on ourselves, we are to focus on Christ.
“The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him.”
Meekness doesn’t mean being spineless or pushover; it means having spiritual strength, even in difficult times. It’s about knowing who you are, where you stand, and who you belong to.
Who in the Bible showed meekness?
1. Moses (Numbers 12:3 NIV – “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.”)
2. Daniel (Daniel 10:12 NIV – “Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.”)
3. Elisabeth (Luke 1:47-48 NIV – “and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,”)
4. John the Baptist (Mark 1:7 NIV – “And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.”)
5. Peter after his denial of Jesus (Luke 22:61-62 NIV – “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.”)
What does Jesus mean by meek?
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5.
The verse is about how people should not be proud of themselves. Instead, they should be humble and show mercy to others, because God will reward them for their meekness.
People who are patient and always want to help others will inherit the earth, meaning that they will receive a better life on earth and eternity in heaven after they are gone.
What does the Bible say about meekness?
The Bible says that meekness is a great virtue. It is the quality of being patient and gentle, not easily angered or provoked. Meekness comes from a humble heart, recognizing our dependence on God. Those who are meek will inherit the earth and will be blessed by God.
What are the characteristics of a meek person?
The characteristics of a meek person are humility, self-control, and patience. Meekness is not weakness; rather, it is the ability to remain calm and constructive in the face of opposition or adversity. The meek person is able to control their emotions and reactions, and they are patient with both themselves and others.
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