For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “ God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Samuel said, “Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the Lord anointed you king over Israel,
“When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.
“ Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
For though the Lord is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
“ He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.