James 1:9
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New International Version
Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.

New Living Translation
Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them.

English Standard Version
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,

Berean Study Bible
The brother in humble circumstances should exult in his high position.

Berean Literal Bible
But let the brother of low degree boast in his exaltation,

New American Standard Bible
But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;

King James Bible
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation,

International Standard Version
A brother of humble means should rejoice in his having been exalted,

NET Bible
Now the believer of humble means should take pride in his high position.

New Heart English Bible
But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But let the poor brother boast in his exaltation,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Humble believers should be proud because being humble makes them important.

New American Standard 1977
But let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his high position;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;

King James 2000 Bible
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

American King James Version
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

American Standard Version
But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let the brother of low condition glory in his exaltation:

Darby Bible Translation
But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,

English Revised Version
But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

Weymouth New Testament
Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;

World English Bible
But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

Young's Literal Translation
And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-11 Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God's love; and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last. Let us take care, in times of trial, that patience, and not passion, is set to work in us: whatever is said or done, let patience have the saying and doing of it. When the work of patience is complete, it will furnish all that is necessary for our Christian race and warfare. We should not pray so much for the removal of affliction, as for wisdom to make a right use of it. And who does not want wisdom to guide him under trials, both in regulating his own spirit, and in managing his affairs? Here is something in answer to every discouraging turn of the mind, when we go to God under a sense of our own weakness and folly. If, after all, any should say, This may be the case with some, but I fear I shall not succeed, the promise is, To any that asketh, it shall be given. A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. When our faith and spirits rise and fall with second causes, there will be unsteadiness in our words and actions. This may not always expose men to contempt in the world, but such ways cannot please God. No condition of life is such as to hinder rejoicing in God. Those of low degree may rejoice, if they are exalted to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom of God; and the rich may rejoice in humbling providences, that lead to a humble and lowly disposition of mind. Worldly wealth is a withering thing. Then, let him that is rich rejoice in the grace of God, which makes and keeps him humble; and in the trials and exercises which teach him to seek happiness in and from God, not from perishing enjoyments.
Study Bible
Rejoicing in Trials
8He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9The brother in humble circumstances should exult in his high position. 10But the one who is rich should exult in his low position, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:19
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
Treasury of Scripture

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

the brother.

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

Deuteronomy 15:7,9,11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any …

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a …

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad …

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse …

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

rejoice. or, glory.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Romans 5:2,3 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, …

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

in.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from …

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

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) …

Revelation 5:9,10 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 7:9,10 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

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