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The Bible encourages us to treat others with love and respect rather than putting them down or demeaning them.

Numerous verses in the Bible emphasize the necessity of pulling people up and avoiding damaging behavior.

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In this post, we will look at some of the most striking Bible verses regarding putting people down and offer advice on using them daily. Whether you want to develop your spiritual awareness or learn to treat people with kindness, these passages will give you essential insight and inspiration.

Bible Verses About Putting Others Down

 1. Proverbs 11:12

“Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.”

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2. Proverbs 18:21

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

3. Ephesians 4:29

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

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4. James 4:11

“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.”

5. Colossians 3:8

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

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6. Proverbs 10:18

“Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.”

7. Proverbs 25:18

“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.”

8. Psalm 101:5

“Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.”

9. Proverbs 26:20

“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.”

10. Romans 14:13

“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.”

The Importance Of Kindness and Respect Towards Others

11. Colossians 3:12

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

12. Ephesians 4:2

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

13. Philippians 2:3

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

14. 1 Peter 2:17

“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”

15. Matthew 7:12

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

16. Romans 12:10

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

17. 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”

18. Galatians 5:13

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

19. Hebrews 13:1

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.”

20. James 2:8

“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.”

Overcoming The Temptation To Put Others Down

21. Ephesians 6:12

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms

22. 1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

23. Galatians 5:16

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

24. James 1:13-15

“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

25. 1 Peter 5:8-9

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

26. James 4:7

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

27. 2 Timothy 2:22

“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

28. Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

29. Psalm 119:11

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

30. Romans 12:21

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

 The Biblical Principle Of Love and Unity

31. John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

32. 1 Corinthians 1:10

“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

33. Ephesians 4:1-3

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

34. Philippians 2:2

“Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”

35. Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

36. 1 Peter 3:8

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

37. Romans 14:19

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

38. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”

39. Philippians 4:2-3

“I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.”

40. Romans 15:5-6

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Importance Of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

41. Matthew 6:14-15

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

42. Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

43. Colossians 3:13

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

44. Matthew 18:21-22

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”

45. Luke 6:37

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

47. Colossians 1:20-22

“And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”

48. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”

49. Romans 12:18

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

50. Matthew 5:23-24

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”

51. James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Conclusion

The Bible urges us not to belittle others and highlights the value of treating people with respect and kindness. Instead, we are asked to love our neighbors as ourselves and to encourage one another.

The verses emphasized in this article urge us to be conscious of our words and actions toward others and to aim to be a beneficial influence in their lives.

By doing so, we can put the principles of the Bible into practice and bring honor to God via our interactions with others.

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