Psalms 62:9 Surely
men of low degree [are
] vanity, [and
] men of high
] a lie: to be laid
in the balance, they [are
] than vanity.
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.
[How much less to him
] that accepteth
not the persons of princes
, nor regardeth
the rich more than the poor? for they
] the work of his hands.
and poor meet together: the LORD [is
] the maker of them all.
Therefore I said, Surely these [are
] poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, [nor
] the judgment of their God. ... I will get me
unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, [and
] the judgment of their God: but these
have altogether broken the yoke, [and
] burst the bonds.
Let the brother
of low degree rejoice in
that he is exalted: ... For the sun is no sooner risen
with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so
also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
My brethren, have not the faith
of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord]
of glory, with
respect of persons. ... Do not they blaspheme
the which ye are called?
And the kings
of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; ... For the great
day of his wrath is come; and who
shall be able to stand?