A Song of Ascents. Of David.
O Lord, my heart is not s lifted up;
my eyes are not t raised too high;
I do not u occupy myself with things
too great and v too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned w child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
x O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.
And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
And said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.
O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.