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The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became hard with pride, he was put down from his place as king, and they took his glory from him:
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
He takes them all up with his hook, he takes them in his net, getting them together in his fishing-net: for which cause he is glad and full of joy.
As for the man of pride, my soul has no pleasure in him; but the upright man will have life through his good faith.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy.
For every man who gives himself a high place will be put down, but he who takes a low place will be lifted up.
1 Peter 5:5
And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low.
And at the first, his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
And it came about that in their wandering from the east, they came to a stretch of flat country in the land of Shinar, and there they made their living-place.
And the great town was cut into three parts, and the towns of the nations came to destruction: and Babylon the great came into mind before God, to be given the cup of the wine of his wrath.
And on her brow was a name, SECRET, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE EVIL WOMEN AND OF THE UNCLEAN THINGS OF THE EARTH.
Watching from far away, for fear of her punishment, saying, Sorrow, sorrow for Babylon, the great town, the strong town! for in one hour you have been judged.
1 Chronicles 29:12
Wealth and honour come from you, and you are ruler over all, and in your hand is power and strength; it is in your power to make great, and to give strength to all.
2 Chronicles 2:5
And the house which I am building is to be great, for our God is greater than all gods.
For he says, Are not all my captains kings?
You have sent your servants with evil words against the Lord, and have said, With all my war-carriages I have come up to the top of the mountains, to the inmost parts of Lebanon; and its tall cedars will be cut down, and the best trees of its woods: I will come up into his highest places, into his thick woods.
Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, This is what the Lord has said: Because your heart has been lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I am seated on the seat of God in the heart of the seas; but you are man and not God, though you have made your heart as the heart of God:
Say to them, These are the words of the Lord: See, I am against you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt, the great river-beast stretched out among his Nile streams, who has said, The Nile is mine, and I have made it for myself.
As for you, O King, the Most High God gave to Nebuchadnezzar, your father, the kingdom and great power and glory and honour:
And for a long time, even a hundred and eighty days, he let them see all the wealth and the glory of his kingdom and the great power and honour which were his.
Man, like the animals, does not go on for ever; he comes to an end like the beasts.
Give praise to the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are robed with honour and power.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So then, if it is a question of food or drink, or any other thing, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
And the nations will go in its light: and the kings of the earth will take their glory into it.
How has the town of praise been wasted, the place of joy!