Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged.
Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
He has demonstrated power with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts.
The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!'
The enemy said, 'I will chase, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire will be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them.'
You have enlarged the nation; you give them great joy. They rejoice in your presence as harvesters rejoice; as warriors celebrate when they divide up the plunder.
I sent him against a godless nation, I ordered him to attack the people with whom I was angry, to take plunder and to carry away loot, to trample them down like dirt in the streets.
So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, because he willingly submitted to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened on behalf of the rebels."
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.