For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.
I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor. I won't tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.
Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.
A man's pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.
For there will be a day of Yahweh of Armies for all that is proud and haughty, and for all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low:
The proud one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are around him.
"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.