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:
Say to the king and to the queen-mother, Make yourselves low, be seated on the earth: for the crown of your glory has come down from your heads.
Are you still uplifted in pride against my people so that you will not let them go?
And they did not give ear, but became stiff-necked, like their fathers who had no faith in the Lord their God.
And he took up arms against King Nebuchadnezzar, though he had made him take an oath by God; but he made his neck stiff and his heart hard, turning away from the Lord, the God of Israel.
Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.
Now I am certain that the Lord is greater than all gods, for he has overcome them in their pride.
Why do you make your hearts hard, like the hearts of Pharaoh and the Egyptians? When he had made sport of them, did they not let the people go, and they went away?
Because his hand is stretched out against God, and his heart is lifted up against the Ruler of all,
Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment.
Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
How great is your fall from heaven, O shining one, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the earth, low among the dead bodies!
Come and take your seat in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; come down from your seat of power, and take your place on the earth, O daughter of the Chaldaeans: for you will never again seem soft and delicate.
The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said: See, I will send on this town and on all her towns all the evil which I have said; because they made their necks stiff, so that they might not give ear to my words.
Come down from your glory, O people of Dibon, and take your seat in the place of the waste; for the attacker of Moab has gone up against you, sending destruction on your strong places.
This is what the Lord has said: The supporters of Egypt will have a fall, and the pride of her power will come down: from Migdol to Syene they will be put to the sword in it, says the Lord.
The king made answer and said, Is this not great Babylon, which I have made for the living-place of kings, by the strength of my power and for the glory of my honour?
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, give worship and praise and honour to the King of heaven; for all his works are true and his ways are right: and those who go in pride he is able to make low.
With his arm he has done acts of power; he has put to flight those who have pride in their hearts.
I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.