1 Samuel 2:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

New Living Translation
The LORD makes some poor and others rich; he brings some down and lifts others up.

English Standard Version
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.

King James Bible
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD brings poverty and gives wealth; He humbles and He exalts.

International Standard Version
The LORD makes people poor and he makes people rich, he brings them low, and he also exalts them.

NET Bible
The LORD impoverishes and makes wealthy; he humbles and he exalts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD causes poverty and grants wealth. He humbles [people]; he also promotes them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and lifts up.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

American King James Version
The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

American Standard Version
Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, he also lifteth up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he humbleth and he exalteth.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich, he bringeth low, also he lifteth up:

English Revised Version
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, he also lifteth up.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

World English Bible
Yahweh makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah dispossesseth, and He maketh rich, He maketh low, yea, He maketh high.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-10 Hannah's heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift, and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. The strong are soon weakened, and the weak are soon strengthened, when God pleases. Are we poor? God made us poor, which is a good reason why we should be content, and make up our minds to our condition. Are we rich? God made us rich, which is a good reason why we should be thankful, and serve him cheerfully, and do good with the abundance he gives us. He respects not man's wisdom or fancied excellences, but chooses those whom the world accounts foolish, teaching them to feel their guilt, and to value his free and precious salvation. This prophecy looks to the kingdom of Christ, that kingdom of grace, of which Hannah speaks, after having spoken largely of the kingdom of providence. And here is the first time that we meet with the name MESSIAH, or his Anointed. The subjects of Christ's kingdom will be safe, and the enemies of it will be ruined; for the Anointed, the Lord Christ, is able to save, and to destroy.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich,.... Which is true in a natural sense of the same persons, as might be exemplified in the case of Job; and of different persons, as in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus; for both poverty and riches are of God, see Proverbs 22:2. Poverty is of God; for though it is sometimes owing to a man's own conduct, yet that there is such a difference among men in general, that some should be poor, and others rich, is owing to the wise providence of God, that men may be dependent on one another. Riches are of God, and are the gifts of his bountiful providence; for though they are oftentimes the fruits of industry and diligence, as means, yet not always; and whenever they are, they are to be ascribed to the blessing of God attending the diligent hand. This is also true in a spiritual sense; for though spiritual poverty is owing to the fall of Adam, and to the actual sins and transgressions of men, whereby they become poor and miserable, yet all this is not without the knowledge and will of God: and it is he that makes men sensible of their poverty, and then makes them rich in spiritual things, with his own grace, and the blessings of it, with the riches of grace here, and of glory hereafter; all which flow from the good will of God, who has laid up much for his people, bestowed much on them, and entitles them to more; and which come to them through the poverty of Christ, who, though he was rich, became poor, that they through his poverty might be made rich, 2 Corinthians 8:9 he bringeth low, and lifteth up; which has been verified in the same persons, as in Job, Nebuchadnezzar, &c. and in different persons, for he puts down one, and raises up another; so he rejected Saul from being king, and took David from the sheepfold, debased Haman, and raised Mordecai to great dignity: and, in a spiritual sense, the Lord shows men the low estate and condition they are brought into by sin, humbles them under a sense of it, brings down their proud spirits to sit at the feet of Jesus, and to submit to him, and to his righteousness; and he lifts them up by his son out of their fallen, captive, and miserable estate, and by his Spirit and grace brings them out of the horrible pit of nature into the state of grace; sets them upon the rock Christ, and makes their mountain to stand strong by the discoveries of his love, and will at last lift them up to glory, and place them on the same throne with Christ.



1 Samuel 2:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
6"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. 7"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. 8"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.…
Cross References
James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Deuteronomy 8:17
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."

Deuteronomy 8:18
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

2 Kings 9:6
Jehu got up and went into the house. Then the prophet poured the oil on Jehu's head and declared, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anoint you king over the LORD's people Israel.

Job 1:21
and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

Job 5:11
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Job 40:12
look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.

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

The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

maketh

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has …

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I …

Job 5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be …

Psalm 102:10 Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me …

bringeth

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

Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud …

James 1:9,10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted…

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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