New International Version
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
King James Bible
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.
World English Bible
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.
Young's Literal Translation
For high is Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though the Lord be high - Infinitely great as God is, he regards even the lowest and most inconsiderable part of his creation; but the humble and afflicted man attracts his notice particularly.
But the proud he knoweth afar off - He beholds them at a distance, and has them in utter derision.
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In the opening, I must remark that this is not the heritage of all mankind. The word, "me," in the text, cannot be appropriated by any man, unless he, in some respects, resembles the character of David, who penned this psalm. The text, however, itself, is its own guard. If you look at it, you will see that there is in its bowels a full description of a true Christian. I will ask you three questions suggested by the words themselves, and according to your answer to these three questions, shall be …
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for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great.
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
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