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He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
1 Samuel 2:4
The bows of the mighty men are broken; And they that stumbled are girded with strength.
So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.
He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.
He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
That humbleth himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
For out of prison he came forth to be king; yea, even in his kingdom he was born poor.
And all the trees of the field shall know that I, Jehovah, 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, Jehovah, have spoken and have done it.
In that day will I 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 not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended in him.
But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you.
And I will thrust thee from thine office; and from thy station shalt thou be pulled down.
The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
that bringeth princes to nothing; that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Behold, I have made thee small among the nations: thou art greatly despised.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.