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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich, he bringeth low, also he 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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord maketh poor - For many cannot bear affluence, and if God should continue to trust them with riches, they would be their ruin.

Maketh rich - Some he can trust, and therefore makes them stewards of his secular bounty.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

maketh

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth...

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away...

Job 5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

Psalm 102:10 Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me up, and cast me down.

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 and lofty, and on every one that is lifted up...

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.

Library
The Child Prophet
'And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 8. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; 4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 5. And he ran onto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Though the Fore-Mentioned Eternal Moral Obligations
are incumbent indeed on all rational creatures, antecedent to any respect of particular reward or punishment, yet they must certainly and necessarily be attended with rewards and punishments: Because the same reasons, which prove God himself to be necessarily just and good, and the rules of justice, equity, and goodness, to be his unalterable will, law, and command, to all created beings; prove also that he cannot but be pleased with and approve such creatures as imitate and obey him by observing
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity the Christian Calling and Unity.
Text: Ephesians 4, 1-6. 1 I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

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.

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