Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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?
And when his mind became arrogant and his spirit filled with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed from him.
They mock and say evil things; they proudly threaten violence.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
The Babylonian tyrant pulls them all up with a fishhook; he hauls them in with his throw net. When he catches them in his dragnet, he is very happy.
Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
The primary regions of his kingdom were Babel, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar.
When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
The great city was split into three parts and the cities of the nations collapsed. So Babylon the great was remembered before God, and was given the cup filled with the wine made of God's furious wrath.
On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: "Babylon the Great, the Mother of prostitutes and of the detestable things of the earth."
They will stand a long way off because they are afraid of her torment, and will say, "Woe, woe, O great city, Babylon the powerful city! For in a single hour your doom has come!"
1 Chronicles 29:12
You are the source of wealth and honor; you rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.
2 Chronicles 2:5
I will build a great temple, for our God is greater than all gods.
Indeed, he says: "Are not my officials all kings?
Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 'With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, its thickest woods.
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas" -- yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
Tell them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster lying in the midst of its waterways, who has said, "My Nile is my own, I made it for myself."
As for you, O king, the most high God bestowed on your father Nebuchadnezzar a kingdom, greatness, honor, and majesty.
He displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his majestic greatness for a lengthy period of time -- a hundred and eighty days, to be exact!
Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals that perish.
Praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are magnificent. You are robed in splendor and majesty.
I will focus on your honor and majestic splendor, and your amazing deeds!
1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their grandeur into it.
How deserted will that once-famous city be, that city that was once filled with joy!