The Bible is full of inspiring and uplifting Bible verses that help us remember that we are deeply loved by God. If you’re feeling ashamed, guilty, or even disgusted with yourself, these words can help.
Being ashamed of our sins is a normal part of the human condition. Fortunately, we can overcome our shame and find the forgiveness and peace of God. Continue reading to find out more about what it means to be ashamed of yourself in the Bible!
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Bible Verses About Being Ashamed Of Yourself
Read some bible verses about what God thinks about being ashamed of yourself. You can also use these verses for yourself and your family members to encourage them. These scriptures include the word shame, blush, or modesty in them. Plus, you can find key passages from the Bible that describe how God wants us to interact with others based on relationships (friendship, family) and morals.
The Bible is filled with verses that remind us that God knows all things and wants us to be truthful. One way to be honest is to admit when we are wrong and own up to it. God wants you to be humble and simple before him, but he also wants you to be honest with yourself.
Bible Verses About Overcoming Embarrassment
Being ashamed of yourself is a difficult and painful experience. When you feel guilty about something you did, it’s natural to also feel self-conscious. The shame you feel about committing a transgression can make you feel like an outcast from the rest of your family and friends. Your sense of worthlessness is even greater than usual because you let others down by not sticking to your standards.
Here are seven Bible verses for those who might be feeling shame.
Psalm 37:18-19 “The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.”
God knows your rising up and your lying down (Psalm 139:2) and knows the exact number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:7), so God Who knows absolutely everything there is to know about us, sees us as “blameless” and will never need to be “put to shame” in good times or “in evil times.” Since God has declared us blameless in Christ, we have no reason to be ashamed…at anything, because even when we sin, we can go to God for forgiveness and cleansing (1st John 1:9).
Romans 9:33 “As it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
It seems that the Apostle Paul quotes Psalm 69:6 in part, which says “Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel” and again, Paul writes in Romans 10:11 “For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” The idea is that whoever believes in Jesus Christ never need be ashamed, particularly at His coming for we have been made the very righteousness of Christ (2nd Cor 5:21).
First John 2:28 “And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.”
I think what the Apostle John is writing here is that some may be living ungodly lives at Christ’s appearance and for that, they will shrink back in shame when they see Him. Jesus once warned that “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels” (Mark 8:38), however, for the child of God, “This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him” (Eph 3:11-12) and boldness is the nearly the opposite of shame.
Romans 5:4-5 “Endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
What I see happening in these verses is the believer having the ability to endure and that produces godly, patient character and that character produces hope and this is the hope that never disappoints or puts us to shame but only for this one reason; “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has bene given to us.” What kind of love is this? It is a love that, “while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom 5:6).
First Peter 3:15-17 “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”
If someone tries to make us ashamed of our faith in Christ, it is they that will feel the shame someday. It’s good to be persecuted for doing good things and living a godly life but we can expect others to slander our name and say all kinds of lies about us, but we, having a clear conscience before God will never be put to shame but those who slander us will at the appearance of Christ Who will judge the world in righteousness.
Luke 13:16-17 “And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.”
When Jesus was teaching in the synagogue, “there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God” (Luke 13:11-13) but then, “the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day” (Luke13:14). Notice he said it “to the people” and not directly to Jesus but when Jesus had healed the woman, he rebuked the leader of the synagogue, “all the people rejoiced” over Jesus saying “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it” (Luke 13:15).
Isaiah 61:7 “Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.”
Isaiah the Prophet is one of Jesus’ favorite authors to quote, and this entire chapter seems to be about Him, but also about what He does. When you consider that God “forgives all your iniquities, heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy” (Psalm 103:3–4), it should lift your spirits. That verse does not exclude you because you’ve got everlasting life, and that ought to give you joy. So whether you’re feeling shame right now or not, whoever God places His love upon, it remains forever.
Bible Verses About Not Being Ashamed Of God
1 Peter 4:16 ESV / 106 helpful votes
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
Romans 1:16 ESV / 100 helpful votes
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 86 helpful votes
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Luke 9:26 ESV / 67 helpful votes
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 61 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 41 helpful votes
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Timothy 1:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
Mark 8:38 ESV / 32 helpful votes
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Psalm 31:1 ESV / 31 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
2 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes
Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 29 helpful votes
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Matthew 10:33 ESV / 24 helpful votes
But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
John 12:42-43 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
Genesis 2:25 ESV / 20 helpful votes
And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Matthew 10:32-33 ESV / 19 helpful votes
So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Luke 1:37 ESV / 17 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Colossians 3:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Isaiah 54:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes
“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
Psalm 31:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
Hebrews 11:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Romans 10:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes
For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Psalm 103:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes
As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Ezra 9:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Saying: “O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Romans 10:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Luke 6:46 ESV / 11 helpful votes
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Romans 6:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 1:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Matthew 7:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Romans 9:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes
As it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
John 14:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Psalm 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes
All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
Genesis 3:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
2 Timothy 1:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 8:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 1:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Revelation 14:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
1 John 2:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
James 4:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. …
Ephesians 5:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Psalm 119:46 ESV / 7 helpful votes
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,
Psalm 35:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Let them be put to shame and disappointed altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!
Psalm 22:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes
I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …
Hebrews 10:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
Do Not Be Ashamed Bible Verse
2 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains,
2 Timothy 1:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes
I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
Philippians 1:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Luke 12:8-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
Joel 2:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Jeremiah 2:36 ESV / 6 helpful votes
How much you go about, changing your way! You shall be put to shame by Egypt as you were put to shame by Assyria.
Psalm 69:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
Psalm 31:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.
1 Kings 8:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.
Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Galatians 6:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
1 Corinthians 15:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Romans 1:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …
Acts 17:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Acts 5:41 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
John 10:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 4:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 4:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
John 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Mark 8:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.
Matthew 22:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Matthew 10:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Habakkuk 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Jeremiah 17:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Jeremiah 8:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they shall be overthrown, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come; yet you have the forehead of a whore; you refuse to be ashamed.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Psalm 34:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.
Ezra 8:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”
1 Kings 2:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And he said, “Please ask King Solomon—he will not refuse you—to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife.”
1 Samuel 10:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
After that you shall come to Gibeath-elohim, where there is a garrison of the Philistines. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.
1 Samuel 2:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.
Psalm 71:15-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
What a joy to be declared righteous in God’s sight because of the redemptive work of Christ at Calvary. We need never be ashamed again and if we feel shame for sinning, that’s the Holy Spirit convicting you; not to shame but to repentance and so we simply have to confess our sin and rid ourselves of any lingering shame for “whoever believes in him will not be put to shame” (Rom 9:33b).