Does not nature 1 itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace for him,
It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
On behalf of such an individual I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except about my weaknesses.
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “The only way I will make a treaty with you is if you let me gouge out the right eye of every one of you and in so doing humiliate all Israel!”
Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; 1 instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. 2 Yes, 3 they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy.
The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 spoke about Moab. 2 “Sure to be judged is Nebo! Indeed, 3 it will be destroyed! Kiriathaim 4 will suffer disgrace. It will be captured! Its fortress 5 will suffer disgrace. It will be torn down! 6
“Therefore, I have caused you to be ignored and belittled before all people to the extent to which you are not following after me and are showing partiality in your 1 instruction.”
For indeed he was crucified by reason of weakness, but he lives because of God’s power. For we also are weak in him, but we will live together with him, because of God’s power toward you.
Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah, said, “My lord should not say, ‘They have killed all the young men who are the king’s sons.’ For only Amnon is dead. This is what Absalom has talked about 1 from the day that Amnon 2 humiliated his sister Tamar.
From the days of our fathers until this very day our guilt has been great. Because of our iniquities we, along with our kings and 1 priests, have been delivered over by the local kings 2 to sword, captivity, plunder, and embarrassment – right up to the present time.
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules 1 forever, whose name is holy: “I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, 2 in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged. 3
but your father has humiliated 1 me and changed my wages ten times. But God has not permitted him to do me any harm.
“‘On the tenth day of this seventh month you are to have a holy assembly. You must humble yourselves; 1 you must not do any work on it.
So we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and he 1 heard us and saw our humiliation, toil, and oppression.
So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me what makes you so strong and how you can be subdued and humiliated.” 1
But she said to him, “No, my brother! Don’t humiliate me! This just isn’t done in Israel! Don’t do this foolish thing!