Whoever slanders their neighbor(A) in secret,
    I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes(B) and a proud heart,
    I will not tolerate.

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Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;(A)
    though lofty, he sees them(B) from afar.

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34 He mocks(A) proud mockers(B)
    but shows favor to the humble(C) and oppressed.

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The Lord detests all the proud of heart.(A)
    Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.(B)

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who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me,
    for I am too sacred(A) for you!’
Such people are smoke(B) in my nostrils,
    a fire that keeps burning all day.

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In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves(A) to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility(B) toward one another, because,

“God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:5 Prov. 3:34

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