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Scripture: Shame & Guilt

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Bible Quotations on Shame & Guilt


“O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.”–Psalms 4:2

“I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.”–Psalms 119:31

“The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.”–Proverbs 3:35

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”–Proverbs 11:2

“For there is a shame that bringeth sin; and there is a shame which is glory and grace.”–Ecclesiasticus 4:21

“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.”–Ecclesiasticus 30:21

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”–Isaiah 64:6

“Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD’s right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.”–Habakkuk 2:16


“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”–Romans 8:1

“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”–I Corinthians 4:14

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”–II Corinthians 7:10

“Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.”–Philippians 3:19

“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.”–I Timothy 3:6

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”–I Peter 5:8

“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.”–I John 3:20

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