He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the destitute out of the dunghill;
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and lifts up.
After whom is the king of Israel come out? After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?
Now, therefore, so shalt thou say unto my slave David, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people, over Israel;
But he saves the poor from the sword, from the mouth of the wicked, and from the hand of the violent.
He shall not give life to the wicked; but to the poor he shall give their right.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert.
Thy dead shall live, and together with my body they shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the covering of light, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD 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 the LORD have spoken and have done it.
thus hath the Lord GOD said: Remove the diadem and take off the crown; it shall no longer be like this; I will exalt the one that is low and abase the one that is high.
And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth shall be awakened, some for eternal life, and some for shame and everlasting confusion.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the humble.
he, seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that his soul was not left in Hades, neither did his flesh see corruption.
which operated in the Christ, raising him from the dead and setting him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?
Unto the figure of which the baptism that does now correspond saves us (not taking away the uncleanness of the flesh, but giving testimony of a good conscience before God) by the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ,