And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD maketh
poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth
low, and lifteth up. ... He raiseth up the poor
out of the dust, [and
] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them]
among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars
of the earth [are
] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
Therefore he knoweth
their works, and he overturneth [them
] in the
night, so that they are destroyed
. ... When he giveth
quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth
] face, who then can behold
[it be done
] against a nation, or against a man only:
, they are
minished and brought low through oppression
, affliction, and sorrow. ... He poureth contempt
upon princes, and causeth
them to wander in the wilderness
, [where there is
] no way.
The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain
the pride of all glory, [and
] to bring
into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
It shall be the basest
of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule
over the nations.
Then [she that is
enemy shall see [it
], and shame
shall cover her which said unto me, Where
is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now
shall she be trodden down
as the mire of the streets.
He hath shewed
strength with his arm; he hath scattered
the proud in the imagination
of their hearts. ... He hath put
down the mighty from [their
] seats, and exalted them of low degree.