Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Where are we going up? our brothers have made our heart to melt, saying, 'The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to the sky; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.'"
Hear, Israel: you are to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to the sky,
The tree grew, and was strong, and its height reached to the sky, and its sight to the end of all the earth.
2 Samuel 8:13
David earned a reputation when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?