Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.
Who can compare to the Lord our God, who sits on a high throne?
1 Samuel 2:7
The Lord impoverishes and makes wealthy; he humbles and he exalts.
Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.
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.
My hand made them; that is how they came to be," says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say.
He has demonstrated power with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance of their hearts.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
But the proud
Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods, for in the thing in which they dealt proudly against them he has destroyed them."
Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas" -- yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, for all his deeds are right and his ways are just. He is able to bring down those who live in pride.
And when his mind became arrogant and his spirit filled with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed from him.
But the crowd began to shout, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
2 Thessalonians 1:9
They will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.