Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Human pride will be humbled,
and the loftiness of men will be brought low;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.
God does not hold back His anger;
Rahab’s assistants cringe in fear beneath Him!
They are exalted for a moment, then they are gone;
they are brought low and shrivel up like everything else.
They wither like heads of grain.
By His power He stirred the sea,
and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.
For You rescue an afflicted people,
but You humble those with haughty eyes.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand firm.
He rescued them many times,
but they continued to rebel deliberately
and were beaten down by their sin.
But when the Lord finishes all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes.”
Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,
along with the music of your harps.
Maggots are spread out under you,
and worms cover you.”
The Lord of Hosts planned it,
to desecrate all its glorious beauty,
to disgrace all the honored ones of the earth.
For He has humbled those who live in lofty places—
an inaccessible city.
He brings it down; He brings it down to the ground;
He throws it to the dust.
The sons of your oppressors
will come and bow down to you;
all who reviled you
will fall facedown at your feet.
They will call you the City of the Lord,
Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today.