Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 8:13
Hazael said, "How could your servant, who is as insignificant as a dog, accomplish this great military victory?" Elisha answered, "The Lord has revealed to me that you will be the king of Syria."
"Indeed, I am completely unworthy -- how could I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth to silence myself.
In my self-confidence I said, "I will never be upended."
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.
Lord, we know that people do not control their own destiny. It is not in their power to determine what will happen to them.
The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
and all the people answered together, "All that the Lord has commanded we will do!" So Moses brought the words of the people back to the Lord.
You go near so that you can hear everything the Lord our God is saying and then you can tell us whatever he says to you; then we will pay attention and do it."