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.
1 Samuel 2:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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 …
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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."
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.
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."
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.
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