Psalm 147:6
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English Standard Version
The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

King James Bible
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

American Standard Version
Jehovah upholdeth the meek: He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even to the ground.

English Revised Version
The LORD upholdeth the meek: he bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The five lines beginning with Jahve belong together. Each consists of three words, which in the main is also the favourite measure of the lines in the Book of Job. The expression is as brief as possible. התּיר is transferred from the yoke and chains to the person himself who is bound, and פּקח is transferred from the eyes of the blind to the person himself. The five lines celebrate the God of the five-divisioned Tra, which furnishes abundant examples for these celebrations, and is directed with most considerate tenderness towards the strangers, orphans, and widows in particular. The orphan and the widow, says the sixth line, doth He recover, strengthen (with reference to עודד see Psalm 20:9; Psalm 31:12). Valde gratus mihi est hic Psalmus, Bakius observes, ob Trifolium illud Dei: Advenas, Pupillos, et Viduas, versu uno luculentissime depictum, id quod in toto Psalterio nullibi fit. Whilst Jahve, however, makes the manifold sorrows of His saints to have a blessed issue, He bends (יאוּת) the way of the wicked, so that it leads into error and ends in the abyss (Psalm 1:6). This judicial manifestation of Jahve has only one line devoted to it. For He rules in love and in wrath, but delights most of all to rule in love. Jahve is, however, the God of Zion. The eternal duration of His kingdom is also the guarantee for its future glorious completion, for the victory of love. Hallelujah!

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lifteth up

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 146:8,9 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous...

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness...

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

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

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

he casteth

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

2 Peter 2:4-9 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness...

Cross References
1 Samuel 5:6
The hand of the LORD was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.

Psalm 37:24
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

Psalm 75:7
but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.

Psalm 146:8
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

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