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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8308 modesty
8308 modesty

8308 modesty

An attitude of humility, avoiding improper self-exaltation or excessive flamboyance. Scripture urges modesty in personal behaviour, forms of dress and forms of behaviour.

Modesty as an attitude of humility

Ro 12:3 See also Pr 25:6-7; Pr 29:23; Lk 22:25-27 pp Mt 20:25-28 pp Mk 10:42-45; Ro 11:20-21; 2Co 10:13-16; 2Co 12:5-6; Php 2:5-8; 1Pe 5:5

Believers should dress modestly

1Ti 2:9-10 See also Isa 3:16-24; 1Pe 3:3

Examples of those who acted with modesty

Ge 32:9-10 Jacob; Ge 41:15-16 Joseph; Jdg 6:15 Gideon; 1Sa 9:19-21 Saul; 2Sa 7:18 David; Jer 1:6 Jeremiah; Da 2:27-30 Daniel; Mt 8:5-9 pp Lk 7:6-8 a centurion

See also

5145clothing
5793arrogance
6121boasting
8276humility
8477self-examination
8802pride

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