Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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;
He has demonstrated power with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts.
who said by the Holy Spirit through your servant David our forefather, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot foolish things?
For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent."
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness."
But Pharaoh said, "Who is the Lord that I should obey him by releasing Israel? I do not know the Lord, and I will not release Israel!"
But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.
2 Kings 19:22
Whom have you taunted and hurled insults at? At whom have you shouted, and looked so arrogantly? At the Holy One of Israel!
Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
Therefore I despise myself, and I repent in dust and ashes!
The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care."
For you deliver oppressed people, but you bring down those who have a proud look.
Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
The children of your oppressors will come bowing to you; all who treated you with disrespect will bow down at your feet. They will call you, 'The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'
All the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I make the high tree low; I raise up the low tree. I make the green tree wither, and I make the dry tree sprout. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it!'"
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, for all his deeds are right and his ways are just. He is able to bring down those who live in pride.
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. You brought before you the vessels from his temple, and you and your nobles, together with your wives and concubines, drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone -- gods that cannot see or hear or comprehend! But you have not glorified the God who has in his control your very breath and all your ways!
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
-- though mine too are significant. If someone thinks he has good reasons to put confidence in human credentials, I have more:
2 Thessalonians 2:4
He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God's temple, displaying himself as God.
Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.
And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.
Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite and you do not lend him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you and you will be regarded as having sinned.
You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.
The Lord abhors the plans of the wicked, but pleasant words are pure.
A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.
The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.
They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.
"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?
For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
for all the tall mountains, for all the high hills,
They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.
1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God is demonstrated not in idle talk but with power.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell after the people marched around them for seven days.