Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD.
You are still acting arrogantly against My people by not letting them go.
So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and told him, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may worship Me.
"Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? I will not bring the disaster during his lifetime, because he has humbled himself before Me. I will bring the disaster on his house during his son's lifetime."
So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, "The LORD is righteous."
When the LORD saw that they had humbled themselves, the LORD's message came to Shemaiah: "They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them but will grant them a little deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.
However, they will become his servants so that they may recognize [the difference between] serving Me and serving the kingdoms of the land."
So King Shishak of Egypt went to war against Jerusalem. He seized the treasuries of the LORD's temple and the treasuries of the royal palace. He took everything. He took the gold shields that Solomon had made.
King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place and committed them into the care of the captains of the royal escorts who guarded the entrance to the king's palace.
Whenever the king entered the LORD's temple, the royal escorts would carry the shields and take them back to the royal escorts' armory.
When Rehoboam humbled himself, the LORD's anger turned away from him, and He did not destroy [him] completely. Besides that, conditions were good in Judah.
Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart-- he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem-- so the LORD's wrath didn't come on them during Hezekiah's lifetime.
When he was in distress, he sought the favor of the LORD his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
His prayer and how God granted his request, and all his sin and unfaithfulness and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and carved images before he humbled himself, they are written about in the Records of Hozai.
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, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard'-- this is the LORD speaking.
But when his heart was exalted and his spirit became arrogant, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken from him.
He was driven away from people, his mind was like an animal's, he lived with the wild donkeys, he was fed grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky until he acknowledged that the Most High God is ruler over the kingdom of men and sets anyone He wants over it.
"But you his successor, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this.
But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people!
Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard you-- declares the LORD.
The LORD is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.
The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.
For the High and Exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this: "I live in a high and holy place, and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and revive the heart of the oppressed.
My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. [This is] the LORD's declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word.
"Pass throughout the city of Jerusalem," the LORD said to him, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations committed in it."
Who should not fear You, King of the nations? It is what You deserve. For among all the wise people of the nations and among all their kingdoms, there is no one like You.
As they heard all these words, the king and all of his servants did not became terrified or tear their garments.
But as for you and your officials, I know that you still do not fear the LORD God."
To fear the LORD is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.
A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.
Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the LORD.
Happy is the one who is always reverent, but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Although a sinner commits crime a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I also know that it will go well with God-fearing people, for they are reverent before Him.
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, "This man really was God's Son!"
But the other answered, rebuking him: "Don't you even fear God, since you are undergoing the same punishment?
True enough; they were broken off by unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
Lord, who will not fear and glorify Your name? Because You alone are holy, because all the nations will come and worship before You, because Your righteous acts have been revealed.