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.
As for the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. He is a reliable God who is never unjust, he is fair and upright.
Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods, for in the thing in which they dealt proudly against them he has destroyed them."
Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
For the Lord's decrees are just, and everything he does is fair.
The Lord who commands armies will be exalted when he punishes, the sovereign God's authority will be recognized when he judges.
But at the end of the appointed time I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up toward heaven, and my sanity returned to me. I extolled the Most High, and I praised and glorified the one who lives forever. For his authority is an everlasting authority, and his kingdom extends from one generation to the next.
They sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: "Great and astounding are your deeds, Lord God, the All-Powerful! Just and true are your ways, King over the nations!
Don't keep speaking so arrogantly, letting proud talk come out of your mouth! For the Lord is a God who knows; he evaluates what people do.
So the Lord brought against them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria. They seized Manasseh, put hooks in his nose, bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away to Babylon.
The Annals of the Prophets include his prayer, give an account of how the Lord responded to it, record all his sins and unfaithful acts, and identify the sites where he built high places and erected Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself.
The king is strong; he loves justice. You ensure that legal decisions will be made fairly; you promote justice and equity in Jacob.
I know, Lord, that your regulations are just. You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me.
The Lord is just in all his actions, and exhibits love in all he does.
Then you will remember, be ashamed, and remain silent when I make atonement for all you have done, declares the sovereign Lord.'"
"How great are his signs! How mighty are his wonders! His kingdom will last forever, and his authority continues from one generation to the next."
The king uttered these words: "Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?"
As they drank wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.
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.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children.
The God who made the world and everything in it, who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands,
But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
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.
Then I heard the altar reply, "Yes, Lord God, the All-Powerful, your judgments are true and just!"
After these things I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a vast throng in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,