Gentleness is a highly valued virtue in the Bible as a fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is demonstrated through compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, and bearing with one another in love. In this article, we will explore five Bible verses on gentleness and reflect on how we can cultivate this virtue in our own lives.

1. Colossians 3:12

“God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient”.


2. 1 Timothy 6:11

“…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”


3. Ephesians 4:2

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

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4. Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”


5. Proverbs 15:1

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”



The Bible teaches that gentleness is not a weakness, but rather a strength that reflects the character of Christ. As we reflect on these five Bible verses on gentleness, let us remind ourselves of the importance of this virtue.

May this encourage you to imitate the gentle and humble heart of Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to bear fruit in you, so that you may reflect His love and grace to those around us.

This is part 6 of the series “Fruit of the Spirit”

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