New Living Translation
Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
King James Bible
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.
World English Bible
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.
Young's Literal Translation
For high is Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.
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LibraryWherefore a Few Witnesses, which the Lord Deigns to Suggest to My Mind...
32. Wherefore a few witnesses, which the Lord deigns to suggest to my mind, I proceed to mention, from out the teaching of Christ concerning humility, such as perhaps may be enough for my purpose. His discourse, the first which He delivered to His disciples at greater length, began from this. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven."  And these without all controversy we take to be humble. The faith of that Centurion He on this account chiefly praised, and said …
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For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."
You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the LORD, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.
For the LORD is high above the nations; his glory is higher than the heavens.
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