98 Bible Verses about Shame

Here are 98 Bible verses about shame, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Isaiah 61:7 KJV

7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

Isaiah 50:7 KJV

7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

1 John 1:9 KJV

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Psalm 34:4-5 KJV

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

Hebrews 12:2 KJV

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Romans 10:11 KJV

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Mark 8:38 KJV

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Psalm 31:17 KJV

17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Romans 8:1 KJV

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

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Isaiah 54:4 KJV

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Psalm 3:3 KJV

3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Psalm 25:1-22 KJV

1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art …

Genesis 3:10 KJV

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Zephaniah 3:19 KJV

19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

Proverbs 11:2 KJV

2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Luke 9:26 KJV

26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Romans 1:16 KJV

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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Genesis 2:25 KJV

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

1 Peter 5:8 KJV

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

1 John 2:28 KJV

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

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Psalm 37:18-19 KJV

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Nahum 1:7 KJV

7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

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Daniel 12:2 KJV

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV

10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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Isaiah 1:18 KJV

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

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Zephaniah 3:5 KJV

5 The just Lord is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

Psalm 69:6 KJV

6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

Micah 7:19 KJV

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

1 Corinthians 15:34 KJV

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Psalm 103:12 KJV

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Ephesians 5:11-12 KJV

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Romans 6:21 KJV

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Acts 2:38 KJV

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Revelation 16:15 KJV

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Hebrews 9:14 KJV

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Proverbs 19:26 KJV

26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Psalm 69:7 KJV

7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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1 Corinthians 1:27-30 KJV

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of …

Joel 2:27 KJV

27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

1 Corinthians 6:5 KJV

5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

2 Peter 2:9 KJV

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

Isaiah 50:6 KJV

6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Hebrews 8:12 KJV

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Romans 9:33 KJV

33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 53:3 KJV

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Proverbs 10:5 KJV

5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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2 Peter 3:9 KJV

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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1 Peter 4:16 KJV

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Job 8:22 KJV

22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

Isaiah 47:3 KJV

3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

Revelation 3:18 KJV

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Luke 18:32 KJV

32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

Matthew 1:19 KJV

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

Psalm 25:2-3 KJV

2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Romans 5:1-21 KJV

1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: …

John 8:1-59 KJV

1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. …

Mark 10:34 KJV

34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Hosea 4:18 KJV

18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Jeremiah 3:25 KJV

25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.

Proverbs 13:18 KJV

18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Hebrews 10:22 KJV

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Matthew 27:30 KJV

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Isaiah 54:4-8 KJV

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For the Lord hath called thee as …

Romans 3:23 KJV

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Acts 3:19 KJV

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Luke 22:32 KJV

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Mark 15:19 KJV

19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

Hosea 10:6 KJV

6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

Isaiah 53:4 KJV

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Proverbs 18:8 KJV

8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 12:16 KJV

16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 KJV

18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: 19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; 20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn …

Acts 5:41 KJV

41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Genesis 3:7 KJV

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 KJV

14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

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1 Peter 3:18 KJV

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 29:15 KJV

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Job 30:10 KJV

10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

Revelation 5:5 KJV

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Hebrews 9:22 KJV

22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Ephesians 5:12 KJV

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Psalm 103:2-4 KJV

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Hebrews 6:6 KJV

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

2 Timothy 1:3 KJV

3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

Romans 5:5 KJV

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

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Luke 13:10-17 KJV

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and …

Numbers 12:14 KJV

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.

Titus 2:14 KJV

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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1 Timothy 2:15 KJV

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 KJV

9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Galatians 2:20 KJV

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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