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The Lord makes poor and makes rich,
    humbles, and also exalts.

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28 Humble people you save,
    though on the haughty your eyes look down.

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11 (A)He sets up the lowly on high,
    and those who mourn are raised to safety.

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19 He sends priests away barefoot,
    leads the powerful astray.

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The Lord gives aid to the poor,
    but casts the wicked to the ground.(A)

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14 God overturns the thrones of the proud
    and enthrones the lowly in their place.

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But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says:(A)

“God resists the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 4:6 The point of this whole argument is that God wants the happiness of all, but that selfishness and pride can make that impossible. We must work with him in humility (Jas 4:10).

Likewise, you younger members,[a] be subject to the presbyters. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for:

“God opposes the proud
    but bestows favor on the humble.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:5 Younger members: this may be a designation for office-holders of lesser rank.

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