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Bible Quotes about the Importance of being MEEK

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Before we do anything, let us look at the definition of MEEK from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meek

Meek -  adjective: Having or showing a quiet and gentle nature - not wanting to fight or argue with other people


Full Definition of MEEK

 

1: enduring injury with patience and without resentment : mild

2: deficient in spirit and courage : submissive

3: not violent or strong : moderate

— meek·ly adverb

— meek·ness noun

Examples of MEEK

 

He was a meek child dominated by his brothers

She may seem meek and mild but it is all an act.

Origin of MEEK

 

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mjūkr gentle; akin to Welsh esmwyth soft

First Known Use: 13th century

Related to MEEK

 

Synonyms

demure, down-to-earth, lowly, humble, modest, unassuming, unpretentious

Antonyms

arrogant, bumptious, chesty, conceited, egotistic (or egotistical), fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, hoity-toity, huffish, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity

Related Words

acquiescent, compliant, deferential, resigned, submissive, unaggressive, unassertive, yielding; cowering, cringing, shrinking; ingenuous, naive (or naïve), plain, simple, unaffected; bashful, diffident, introverted, mousy (or mousey), overmodest, passive, quiet, reserved, retiring, sheepish, shy, subdued, timid, unobtrusive; aw-shucks, self-deprecating, self-deprecatory, self-effacing

 



Bible verses related to Meek from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance -

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Matthew 5:5 - Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

 

Numbers 12:3 - (Now the man Moses [was] very meek, above all the men which [were] upon the face of the earth.)

 

1 Peter 3:4 - 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.

 

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

 

Psalms 37:10-11 - For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not [be]. (Read More...)

 

Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

 

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

 

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

 

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 - Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. (Read More...)

 

Matthew 15:12-14 - Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? (Read More...)

 

1 Timothy 2:12 - But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

 

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

 

Galatians 6:1 - 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.

 

Galatians 5:23 - Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

Acts 17:11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

 

Acts 5:29 - Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

 

Acts 4:23 - And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

 

John 14:1 - Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 

John 10:1-42 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. (Read More...)

 

Matthew 25:13 - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

Matthew 24:21 - For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

 

Matthew 22:44 - The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

 

Matthew 15:7 - [Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

 

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

 

Matthew 5:17 - Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

Zephaniah 2:3 - 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.

 

Isaiah 61:2 - To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

 

Isaiah 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;

 

Isaiah 42:1-25 - 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. (Read More...)

 

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 

Genesis 1:1-31 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Read More...)

 

Revelation 20:4-6 - And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Read More...)

 

Revelation 3:21 - To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

 

1 John 2:1-29 - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (Read More...)

 

2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 Source: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Meek/

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