'Exalted' in the Bible
“No longer shall your name be Abram (exalted father),But your name shall be Abraham (father of a multitude);For I will make you the father of many nations.
Miriam answered them,“Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously and is highly exalted;The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.”
“Water [that is, great blessings] will flow from his buckets,And his offspring will live by many waters,And his king will be higher than Agag,And his kingdom shall be exalted.
And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for His people Israel’s sake.
“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation.
Then Adonijah the son of [David’s wife] Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I [the eldest living son] will be king.” So [following Absalom’s example] he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,
“Because I exalted you [Baasha] from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you walked in the way of Jeroboam and made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins [of idol worship],
And David understood that the Lord had established and confirmed him as king over Israel, for his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of His people Israel.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth; Yours is the dominion and kingdom, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
Then the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah—said, “Stand up and bless (praise, honor) the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting.May Your glorious name be blessedAnd exalted above all blessing and praise.”
“They are exalted for a little while, and then they are gone;Moreover, they are brought low and like everything [they are] gathered up and taken out of the way;Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.
“He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous [those in right standing with Him];But with kings upon the throneHe has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
The wicked strut about [in pompous self-importance] on every side,As vileness is exalted and baseness is prized among the sons of men.
The Lord lives, blessed be my rock;And may the God of my salvation be exalted,
Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength;We will sing and praise Your power.
“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”
The princes of the people have gathered together as the people of the God of Abraham,For the shields of the earth belong to God;He is highly exalted.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;Let Your glory and majesty be over all the earth.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;Let Your glory and majesty be over all the earth.
All the horns of the wicked He will cut off,But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
And He built His sanctuary [exalted] like the heights [of the heavens],Like the earth which He has established forever.
In Your name they rejoice all the day,And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment],And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
Once You spoke in a vision to Your godly ones,And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty [giving him the power to be a champion for Israel];I have exalted one chosen from the people.
“My faithfulness and My steadfast lovingkindness shall be with him,And in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].
You have exalted the right hand of his foes;You have made all his enemies rejoice.
But my horn [my emblem of strength and power] You have exalted like that of a wild ox;I am anointed with fresh oil [for Your service].
For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth;You are exalted far above all gods.
Be exalted [in majesty], O God, above the heavens,And Your glory above all the earth.
He has given freely to the poor;His righteousness endures forever;His horn will be exalted in honor.
The right hand of the Lord is exalted;The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
I will bow down [in worship] toward Your holy templeAnd give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;For You have magnified Your word together with Your name.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,For His name alone is exalted and supreme;His glory and majesty are above earth and heaven.
By the blessing [of the influence] of the upright the city is exalted,But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;For the Lord has spoken:“I have reared and brought up sons,But they have rebelled against Me and have broken away.
Now it will come to pass thatIn the last daysThe mountain of the house of the LordWill be [firmly] established as the highest of the mountains,And will be exalted above the hills;And all the nations will stream to it.
The proud look of man will be degradedAnd the arrogance of men will be humbled,And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
Then the pride of man will be humbledAnd the arrogance of men will be degraded;The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day,
But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in justice,And God, the Holy One, will show Himself holy in righteousness [through His righteous judgments].
And in that day you will say,“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name [in prayer].Make His deeds known among the peoples [of the earth];Proclaim [to them] that His name is exalted!”
The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
“Now I will arise,” says the Lord.“Now I will be exalted; now I will be lifted up.
Indeed, My Servant (the Messiah) will act wisely and prosper;He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.
The Lord has done what He planned;He has accomplished His wordWhich He commanded from days of old.He has demolished without sparing,And He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you;He has exalted the power of your enemies.
Thus says the Lord God, “I Myself will take a twig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out; I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.
All the trees of the field will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will fulfill it.”
‘And it had strong branches for the scepters of rulers,And its height was raised above the thick branches and into the cloudsSo that it was seen [easily] in its height with the mass of its branches.
thus says the Lord God, ‘Remove the turban and take off the crown; things shall not remain as they have been. Exalt that which is low and abase the high.
‘Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the thick boughs and the clouds, and its heart is proud of its height,
When the multitude (army) is captured and carried away, the heart of the Egyptian king will be proud (arrogant), and he will cause tens of thousands to fall, but he will not prevail.
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling and terror.He exalted himself [above the other tribes] in Israel;But through [the worship of] Baal he became guilty and died [spiritually, and then came ruin, sealing Israel’s doom as a nation].
But it shall come about in the last daysThat the mountain of the house of the LordShall be established as the highest and chief of the mountains;It shall be above the hills,And peoples shall flow [like a river] to it.
The Lord shall save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah.
So now we call the arrogant happy and blessed. Evildoers are exalted and prosper; and when they test God, they escape [unpunished].’”
But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.
For I say to you, you will not see Me again [ministering to you publicly] until you say, ‘Blessed [to be celebrated with praise] is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
“He has brought down rulers from their thrones,And exalted those who were humble.
And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades (the realm of the dead).
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled [before others], and he who habitually humbles himself (keeps a realistic self-view) will be exalted.”
So He said to them, “You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts [your thoughts, your desires, your secrets]; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
I tell you, this man went to his home justified [forgiven of the guilt of sin and placed in right standing with God] rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.”
His disciples did not understand [the meaning of] these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified and exalted, they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him.
And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified and exalted.
God exalted Him to His right hand as Prince and Savior and Deliverer, in order to grant repentance to Israel, and [to grant] forgiveness of sins.
And when they heard it, they began glorifying and praising God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and they are all enthusiastic supporters of the Law [of Moses].
To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to His natural descent, came the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), He who is exalted and supreme over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
Or did I [perhaps] sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted and honored, because I preached God’s gospel to you free of charge?
Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself!
It is my own eager expectation and hope, that [looking toward the future] I will not disgrace myself nor be ashamed in anything, but that with courage and the utmost freedom of speech, even now as always, Christ will be magnified and exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
So too Christ did not glorify Himself so as to be made a high priest, but He [was exalted and appointed by the One] who said to Him,“You are My Son,Today I have begotten (fathered) You [declared Your authority and rule over the nations]”;
It was fitting for us to have such a High Priest [perfectly adapted to our needs], holy, blameless, unstained [by sin], separated from sinners and exalted higher than the heavens;
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