Virtue shown in OT by outward demonstration of weeping, fasting, and rending of garments (1 Kgs. 21: 29; 2 Kgs. 22: 11–20; Prov. 3: 34). In NT humility is to be as powerless as children (Matt. 18: 4), to decline to defend one's status (Phil. 2: 8–9), or to challenge the dignities of others (Luke 14: 11; 18: 14). This humility is acceptable to God (Eph. 4: 2). But among the Greeks humility was a vice rather than a virtue. Glaucus' father taught him to be ‘always the best, distinguished above others’ (Iliad, 6. 208).