Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

General references

Bible References

To be

Psalm 34:18
Tzaddi The LORD is near unto those that are of a broken heart and saves such as are of a contrite spirit.
Psalm 138:6
For the LORD, who is high and lifted up, looks upon the humble, but the proud he does not know.
Isaiah 57:15
For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.
Matthew 5:3
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
Luke 1:51
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Luke 18:13
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner.

Than

Exodus 15:9
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Isaiah 9:3
As thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee as they rejoice in the harvest and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Isaiah 10:6
I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and upon the people of my wrath will I send him to take spoil and to take prey and to ready them that they might be tread down like the mire of the streets.
Isaiah 53:12
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil unto the strong because he has poured out his soul unto death, and he was numbered with the rebellious, having born the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

General references

Matthew 23:12
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.