|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.
2. (v. t.) To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency.
3. (v. t.) To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.
4. (v. t.) To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.
5. (v. t.) To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.
6. (v. t.) To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
eg-zolt' (rum, gabhah (mappiq he), nasa'; hupsoo):
The Hebrew word most often translated "exalt," "exalted," is rum; "to lift up," "to be or become high." It is used with reference to both God and man, eg. Exodus 15:2, "My father's God, and I will exalt him"; Psalm 99:5, 9, "Exalt ye Yahweh our God"; compare 107:32; 118:28:00; 1 Samuel 2:10, "Exalt the horn of his anointed"; Job 17:4, "Therefore shalt thou not exalt them"; compare Isaiah 13:2 the King James Version; 14:13; gabhah, "to be high," figuratively "to be exalted," occurs in Job 36:7 Proverbs 17:19 the King James Version; Isaiah 5:16, etc.; nasa', "to lift up," occurs in Numbers 24:7 1 Chronicles 29:11, etc.; other words are calal, "to raise up" (Exodus 9:17 Proverbs 4:8), saghabh (Job 5:11; Job 36:22 the King James Version; Isaiah 2:11, 17; Isaiah 12:4; Isaiah 33:5), ramam, "to be high" (Job 24:24 Psalm 118:16).
In the New Testament "exalt" is the translation of hupsoo, "to elevate" (not used with reference to God) (Matthew 11:23; Matthew 23:12 Acts 2:33 2 Corinthians 11:7 1 Peter 5:6, etc.); also (twice) of epairo, "to lift up, upon or against" (2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Corinthians 11:20), once of huperairo, "to lift up above" (2 Thessalonians 2:4); in 2 Corinthians 12:7 bis, this word is translated "exalted above measure," the Revised Version (British and American) "exalted overmuch"; huperupsoo, "to lift up above" (Philippians 2:9), is translated "highly exalted"; hupsos, "elevation," is translated "exalted" (James 1:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "high estate").
For "it increaseth" (Job 10:16), the Revised Version (British and American) gives "and if my head exalt itself"; instead of "God exalteth by His, power" (Job 36:22), "God doeth loftily in his power"; for "though thou exalt thyself as the eagle" (Obadiah 1:4), "mount on high"; for "highly esteemed" (Luke 16:15) "exalted"; for "exalteth itself" (2 Corinthians 10:5), "is exalted"; for "He shall lift you up" (James 4:10), "He shall exalt you." Self-exaltation is strongly condemned, especially by Christ; humbleness is the way to true exaltation (Matthew 23:12 Luke 14:11; Luke 18:14; compare James 4:10 1 Peter 5:6); the supreme example is that of Christ Himself (Philippians 2:5-11).
W. L. Walker
Exalt (56 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 5:31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:17 The God of this people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them out of it. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Corinthians 11:20 For you bear with a man, if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, if he strikes you on the face. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Philippians 2:9 Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Thessalonians 2:4 he who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or that is worshiped; so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself up as God. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ didn't glorify himself to be made a high priest, but it was he who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your father." (See RSV)
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you. (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 9:17 as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won't let them go. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 15:2 Yah is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him; my father's God, and I will exalt him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:3 and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, seeing all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and Yahweh is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of Yahweh?" (See NAS RSV)
Joshua 3:7 Yahweh said to Joshua, "Today I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. (See NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 2:10 Those who strive with Yahweh shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in the sky. "Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 22:49 who brings me away from my enemies. Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. You deliver me from the violent man. (See RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 25:5 all these were sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to exalt his power; and God had given to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, Yahweh, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, Yahweh, and you are exalted as head above all. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all; and in your hand is power and might; and it is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all. (See NIV)
Job 10:16 And if my head exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion; And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me. (ASV JPS)
Job 17:4 For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Job 19:5 If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach; (See NIV)
Job 36:24 "Remember that you magnify his work, whereof men have sung. (See NAS)
Psalms 18:48 He rescues me from my enemies. Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. You deliver me from the violent man. (See RSV NIV)
Psalms 30:1 A Psalm. -- A song of the dedication of the house of David. I exalt Thee, O Jehovah, For Thou hast drawn me up, and hast not let mine enemies rejoice over me. (YLT NIV)
Psalms 34:3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 35:26 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity. Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me. (See NIV)
Psalms 37:34 Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 38:16 For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips." (WEB NIV)
Psalms 66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 75:6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation. (Root in WEB DBY NAS NIV)
Psalms 89:17 For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 92:10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 99:5 Exalt Yahweh our God. Worship at his footstool. He is Holy! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 99:9 Exalt Yahweh, our God. Worship at his holy hill, for Yahweh, our God, is holy! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 107:32 Let them exalt him also in the assembly of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Psalms 118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you. You are my God, I will exalt you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Psalms 137:6 My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. (YLT NAS)
Psalms 140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Psalms 145:1 A praise psalm by David.This is an acrostic psalm, with every verse (including the second half of verse 13) starting with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. I will exalt you, my God, the King. I will praise your name forever and ever. (WEB YLT NIV)
Proverbs 4:8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:6 Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men; (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 10:15 Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood. (WEB NAS)
Isaiah 13:2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. (KJV WBS)
Isaiah 14:13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 24:15 Give praise to the Lord in the east, to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, in the sea-lands. (See NIV)
Isaiah 25:1 Yahweh, you are my God. I will exalt you! I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete faithfulness and truth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 17:24 All the trees of the field shall know that I, Yahweh, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I, Yahweh, have spoken and have done it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Ezekiel 21:26 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. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 29:15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. (KJV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 31:14 to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, even all who drink water: for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Daniel 4:37 Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar, am praising and exalting and honouring the King of the heavens, for all His works 'are' truth, and His paths judgment, and those walking in pride He is able to humble.' (Root in YLT NAS NIV)
Daniel 11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. (KJV DBY WBS)
Daniel 11:36 The king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all. (See NIV)
Hosea 11:7 My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Obadiah 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. (KJV DBY WBS)