The opposite of pride, in its nature and in the degree of its prevalence. It is often extolled in the Bible, Proverbs 15:33 16:19; and the Savior especially exalts it, Matthew 18:4, and ennobles and endears it by his own example, John 13:4-17 Philippians 2:5-8. Every created being, however holy, should possess it; but in the character of the sinful sons of men it should become a fundamental and allpervading trait, to continue forever.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'HUMILITY'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".