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Public Enemy #1 ~ What Thus Says the Lord On The Issue Of Pride
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We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.
“Thus says the LORD, ‘Just so will I destroy the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them.
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.
“We have heard of the pride of Moab-he is very proud- Of his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance and his self-exaltation.
A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
“Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.
Though the pride of Israel testifies against him, Yet they have not returned to the LORD their God, Nor have they sought Him, for all this.
deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.
This they will have in return for their pride, because they have taunted and become arrogant against the people of the LORD of hosts.
The LORD of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty, To despise all the honored of the earth.
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
‘Thus says the LORD, “Indeed, those who support Egypt will fall And the pride of her power will come down; From Migdol to Syene They will fall within her by the sword,” Declares the Lord GOD.
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”
“He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride.”
That He may turn man aside from his conduct, And keep man from pride;
“There they cry out, but He does not answer Because of the pride of evil men.
“His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.
Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'”
Let not the foot of pride come upon me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
As the name of your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride,
The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob, “Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.
And a mongrel race will dwell in Ashdod, And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.
The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:
And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans’ pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
“Whereas you have been forsaken and hated With no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting pride, A joy from generation to generation.
However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of Hezekiah.
We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.
And he will spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.
They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.
Therefore, I will bring the worst of the nations, and they will possess their houses. I will also make the pride of the strong ones cease, and their holy places will be profaned.
‘As for you, son of man, will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their pride, the desire of their eyes and their heart’s delight, their sons and their daughters,
“In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt. Then the pride of her power will cease in her; A cloud will cover her, And her daughters will go into captivity.
By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations, And they will devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.
I will make the land a desolation and a waste, and the pride of her power will cease; and the mountains of Israel will be desolate so that no one will pass through.
There is a sound of the shepherds’ wail, For their glory is ruined; There is a sound of the young lions’ roar, For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.
“And they will pass through the sea of distress And He will strike the waves in the sea, So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up; And the pride of Assyria will be brought down And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and do what I request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king says.” Haman’s Pride
‘Speak to the house of Israel, “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I am about to profane My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.
In Jerusalem he made engines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong. Pride Is Uzziah’s Undoing
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people.”
Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the LORD has spoken.
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.
And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.
“He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
“In that day you will feel no shame Because of all your deeds By which you have rebelled against Me; For then I will remove from your midst Your proud, exulting ones, And you will never again be haughty On My holy mountain. A Remnant of Israel
The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.”
Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
“Summon many against Babylon, All those who bend the bow: Encamp against her on every side, Let there be no escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all that she has done, so do to her; For she has become arrogant against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel.
But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom residing in me more than in any other living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind. The King’s Dream
So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'” The Book of Remembrance
and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
“And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you,” declares the LORD.
For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him-
You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.
May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning Against everyone who is proud and lofty And against everyone who is lifted up, That he may be abased.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim is trodden under foot.
Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
“The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set fire to his cities And it will devour all his environs.”
The LORD will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own place.
and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.”
And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.
But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”
They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.
If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.
How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, “May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.”
“Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son’s days.”
So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?”
“Bad, bad,” says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
‘Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”
But David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be the king’s son-in-law?”
Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
So the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The LORD is righteous.”
Even in the matter of the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
“Then You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For You knew that they acted arrogantly toward them, And made a name for Yourself as it is this day.
Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.
‘I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
For he has said, “By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,
The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away.
Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, “You are telling a lie! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, ‘You are not to enter Egypt to reside there’;
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
“Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.
But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’
“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to earth?’
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Saul replied, “Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?”
After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?
Again he prostrated himself and said, “What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?”
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand?
Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and the house of his armor and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”
love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Moreover, the LORD said, “Because the daughters of Zion are proud And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes, And go along with mincing steps And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
“But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.
Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?”
But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. Eight Woes
But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
“Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because your heart is lifted up And you have 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 God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God-
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not glorified.
“Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.
Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley Of those who are overcome with wine!
“You felt secure in your wickedness and said, ‘No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’
For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
“As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle’s, I will bring you down from there,” declares the LORD.
But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.
Yet you, his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this,
“Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.
And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.
One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
They reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them.
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
But Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”
and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.
Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.