Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that man. Because every man who lifts himself up will be made lower, and he who makes himself lower will be lifted up.
1 Samuel 2:4
The bows of the mighty men are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength.
so that he sets up on high those who are low, and those who mourn are exalted to safety.
He breaks in pieces mighty men [in ways] past finding out, and sets others in their stead.
He pours contempt upon rulers, and causes them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
and [yet] looks upon the low things in heaven and in the earth.
And all the trees of the field shall know that I, LORD, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish. I, LORD, have spoken and have done it.
In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof. And I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old,
Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended by him.
Now let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
Be ye made lower in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up.
And I will thrust thee from thine office, and thou shall be pulled down from thy station.
The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
who brings rulers to nothing, who makes the judges of the earth as vanity.
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations. Thou are greatly despised.
And he who will exalt himself will be made low, and he who will make himself low will be exalted.