Ezekiel 21:26
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New International Version
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.

Darby Bible Translation
-- thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Remove the mitre and take off the crown; what is shall be no [more]. Exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high.

World English Bible
thus says the Lord Yahweh: Remove the turban, and take off the crown; this [shall be] no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Turn aside the mitre, and bear away the crown, This -- not this -- the low make high, And the high make low.

Ezekiel 21:26 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Exalt him that is low - Give Gedaliah the government of Judea.

Abase him that is high - Depose Zedekiah - remove his diadem, and take off his crown.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Remove

Ezekiel 12:12,13 And the prince that is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth...

Ezekiel 16:12 And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

2 Kings 25:6,27 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him...

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.

Jeremiah 39:6,7 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah...

Jeremiah 52:9-11,31-34 Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment on him...

Lamentations 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

exalt

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree...

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

Psalm 75:7 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Luke 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Library
Carried Captive into Babylon
In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem," to besiege the city. 2 Kings 25:1. The outlook for Judah was hopeless. "Behold, I am against thee," the Lord Himself declared through Ezekiel. "I the Lord have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath" it shall not return any more. . . . Every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." "I will pour out Mine indignation
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Psalm 75:7
It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.

Proverbs 27:24
for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and to the queen mother, "Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads."

Ezekiel 16:12
and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

Ezekiel 17:24
All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. "'I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'"

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