The scriptures have a unique ability to encourage, challenge, and train us to be better examples of Jesus. One of the attributes Jesus demonstrated was gentleness. He said in Matthew 11:29 that he was gentle and lowly in heart.
As I read through these Bible verses on gentleness, I realize that God has given us peace and the promise of God that we can be just like Jesus. Even if we are struggling with co-workers who act obnoxiously, or have kids who test our very souls, we can still walk in the same manner that Jesus walked.
It is my prayer that as you read through these scriptures that you will allow God to speak to you and encourage your heart to follow the path of gentleness. I encourage you to pray as you are reading these Bible verses about gentleness that you will find one of them today that you can start working on in your life.
Please feel free to use these verses in a Bible study, home group, as a Sunday school lesson, or as a devotional.
If you have a verse that I have not included in this list, please feel free to add it in the comment section below.
10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Gentleness
15 A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.
1 Kings 19:12
And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you choose? Should I come with a rod to punish you, or should I come with love and a gentle spirit?
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
1 Timothy 6:11 [ Paul’s Final Instructions ]
But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
1 Peter 3:15-17
15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. 17 Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!
Christian Quote About Gentleness
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others. – Francois Fenelon
What are your favorite Bible verses about gentleness?