Proverbs regarding docility, humility, lowliness, meekness, modesty, obedience, obsequiousness, passiveness, servility, shyness, submissiveness, subservience, unpretentiousness
My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you.
Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will find favor and good understanding, in the sight of God and people.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.
Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Prov. 3:1-7 (read whole chapter)
Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.
Prov. 3:34 (read whole chapter)
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Prov. 11:2 (read whole chapter)
It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.
Prov. 16:19 (read whole chapter)
Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Prov. 18:12 (read whole chapter)
Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person - who can find?
Prov. 20:6 (read whole chapter)
The reward for humility and fearing the LORD is riches and honor and life.
Prov. 22:4 (read whole chapter)
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.
Prov. 25:12 (read whole chapter)
It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory.
Prov. 25:27 (read whole chapter)
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
Prov. 27:2 (read whole chapter)
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend with them.
Prov. 28:4 (read whole chapter)
When there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but the one who keeps the law, blessed is he!
A servant cannot be corrected by words, for although he understands, there is no answer.
Do you see someone who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
If someone pampers his servant from youth, he will be a weakling in the end.
An angry person stirs up dissension, and a wrathful person is abounding in transgression.
A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.
Prov. 29:18-23 (read whole chapter)
Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding;
I have not learned wisdom, nor do I have knowledge of the Holy One.
Prov. 30:2-3 (read whole chapter)