Self Exaltation

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Proverbs 17:19

One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Proverbs 25:6

Don't brag about yourself before the king, and don't stand in the place of the great;

Proverbs 25:7

for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here!" than to demote you in plain view of a noble.

Isaiah 14:13

You said to yourself: "I will ascend to the heavens; I will set up my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the [gods'] assembly, in the remotest parts of the North.

Isaiah 14:14

I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

Isaiah 47:10

You were secure in your wickedness; you said: No one sees me. Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray. You said to yourself: I, and no one else.

Ezekiel 28:2

"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says: Your heart is proud, and you have said: I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea. Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.

Ezekiel 31:10

"Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Since it became great in height and set its top among the clouds, and it grew proud on account of its height,

Obadiah 1:4

Though you seem to soar like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, even from there I will bring you down. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Mark 10:37

They answered Him, "Allow us to sit at Your right and at Your left in Your glory."

Job 12:3

But I also have a mind; I am not inferior to you. Who doesn't know the things you are talking about?

Ezekiel 31:10-14

"Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Since it became great in height and set its top among the clouds, and it grew proud on account of its height, I determined to hand it over to a ruler of nations; he would surely deal with it. I banished it because of its wickedness. Foreigners, ruthless men from the nations, cut it down and left it lying. Its limbs fell on the mountains and in every valley; its boughs lay broken in all the earth's ravines. All the peoples of the earth left its shade and abandoned it.read more.
All the birds of the sky nested on its fallen trunk, and all the animals of the field were among its boughs. [This happened] so that no trees [planted] beside water would become great in height and set their tops among the clouds, and so that no [other] well-watered trees would reach them in height. For they have all been consigned to death, to the underworld, among the people who descend to the Pit.

Luke 14:7-11

He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves: "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host. The one who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in humiliation, you will proceed to take the lowest place.read more.
"But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when the one who invited you comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' You will then be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Isaiah 14:12-15

Shining morning star, how you have fallen from the heavens! You destroyer of nations, you have been cut down to the ground. You said to yourself: "I will ascend to the heavens; I will set up my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the [gods'] assembly, in the remotest parts of the North. I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."read more.
But you will be brought down to Sheol into the deepest regions of the Pit.

Psalm 73:9

They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth.

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