Shame is a common human emotion that people from all walks of life experience, including some of the most important figures in the Bible like King David.

After his affair with Bathsheba and the subsequent plot to have her husband Uriah killed, King David experienced moments of deep shame and guilt (2 Samuel 11-12). When confronted by prophet Nathan about his mistake, David fervently sought God’s forgiveness and pleaded for a clean heart and renewed spirit. He was eventually forgiven and he even regained God’s favour.

Bible verses about shame.
A young man covering his face in shame.

Much like David, we all encounter moments of shame. While it can be a deeply trying time, the Bible reminds us that such moments don’t define our worth and that God’s love knows no bounds. It also emphasizes the power of genuine repentance and God’s willingness to extend forgiveness to those who earnestly seek it.

Here are more powerful Bible verses about shame to guide you if you are dealing with this unpleasant feeling.

List of Bible verses about shame

Romans 10:11 

“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.'”

Isaiah 54:4 

“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.”

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Psalm 34:4-5 

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”

Proverbs 3:35 

“The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.”

Joel 2:25 

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.”

Isaiah 61:7 

“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”

Psalm 119:6 

“Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.”

Romans 5:5 

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Isaiah 45:17 

“But Israel will be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.”

Bible verses about shame.
Bible verse from the book of 1 John 2:28.

1 Peter 2:6 

“For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.'”

Psalm 25:2-3 

“I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”

Romans 1:16 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

Isaiah 61:10 

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

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Psalm 119:80 

“May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.”

2 Timothy 1:8 

“So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.”

Psalm 69:6 

 “Lord, the Lord Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me.”

1 John 2:28 

“And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.”

Psalm 25:20-21 

“Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.”

Philippians 1:20 

“I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”

Isaiah 50:7 

“Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame.”

Bible verses about shame.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 119:80.

Psalm 119:46 

“I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame.”

Mark 8:38 

“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.”

Psalm 119:31 

“I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.”

1 Peter 4:16 

“However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.”

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Psalm 119:39 

“Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.”

Romans 6:21 

“What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!”

Psalm 119:78 

“May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.”

Jeremiah 17:13 

 “Lord, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water.”

Romans 9:33 

“As it is written: ‘See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.'”

Psalm 119:80 

“May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.”

Isaiah 54:4 

“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 132:18 

 “I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown.”

Romans 6:22 

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.”

Bible verses about shame.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 119:6.

Isaiah 29:22 

“Therefore this is what the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, says to the descendants of Jacob: ‘No longer will Jacob be ashamed; no longer will their faces grow pale.'”

Romans 10:9 

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Isaiah 25:8 

“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.”

1 Corinthians 1:27-28 

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are.”

Isaiah 45:16 

“All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced; they will go off into disgrace together.”

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Isaiah 41:11 

“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.”

Galatians 3:26-27 

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Isaiah 54:17 

“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”

Ephesians 4:32 

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Isaiah 61:8 

“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.”

Colossians 2:13-14 

“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”

Bible verses about shame.
Bible verse from the book of Romans 10:11.

Jeremiah 31:33 

“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

1 John 1:9 

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Jeremiah 33:8 

“I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.”

Titus 2:11-12 

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

Micah 7:18-19 

“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

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Hebrews 8:12 

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Micah 7:7 

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

Hebrews 10:22 

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”

Nahum 1:7 

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

James 5:16 

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Psalm 51:10-12 

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

1 John 3:19-20 

“This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”

Revelation 21:4 

 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”