1 Samuel 2:8
New International Version
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; on them he has set the world.

New Living Translation
He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the LORD's, and he has set the world in order.

English Standard Version
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and on them he has set the world.

Berean Study Bible
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s, and upon them He has set the world.

New American Standard Bible
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.

King James Bible
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

Christian Standard Bible
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the trash heap. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; he has set the world on them.

Contemporary English Version
You lift the poor and homeless out of the garbage dump and give them places of honor in royal palaces. You set the world on foundations, and they belong to you.

Good News Translation
He lifts the poor from the dust and raises the needy from their misery. He makes them companions of princes and puts them in places of honor. The foundations of the earth belong to the LORD; on them he has built the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; He has set the world on them.

International Standard Version
He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

NET Bible
He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has placed the world on them.

New Heart English Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's. He has set the world on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He raises the poor from the dust. He lifts the needy from the trash heap in order to make them sit with nobles and even to make them inherit a glorious throne. "The pillars of the earth are the LORD's. He has set the world on them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dung-hill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He hath set the world upon them.

New American Standard 1977
“He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, And He set the world on them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world upon them.

King James 2000 Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the rubbish, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he has set the world upon them.

American King James Version
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world on them.

American Standard Version
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory: For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, And he hath set the world upon them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises the needy from the dunghill; to seat him with the princes of the people, and causing them to inherit the throne of glory:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He raiseth up the needy from the dust, and lifteth up the poor from the dunghill: that he may sit with princes, and hold the throne of glory. For the poles of the earth are the Lord's, and upon them he hath set the world.

Darby Bible Translation
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set [him] among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, and he hath set the world upon them.

English Revised Version
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, he lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

World English Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.

Young's Literal Translation
He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.
Study Bible
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
7The LORD sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He exalts. 8He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s, and upon them He has set the world. 9He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness; for by his own strength shall no man prevail.…
Cross References
James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?

2 Samuel 7:8
Now then, you are to tell My servant David that this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be the ruler over My people Israel.

1 Kings 16:2
"Even though I lifted you out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Israel, you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have caused My people Israel to sin and to provoke Me to anger by their sins.

2 Kings 9:6
So Jehu got up and went into the house, where the young prophet poured the oil on his 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
saying: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I shall return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

Job 36:7
He does not take His eyes off the righteous, but He enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Job 42:10
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his former possessions.

Psalm 75:3
When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah

Psalm 75:7
but it is God who judges; He brings one down and exalts another.

Psalm 104:5
He set the earth on its foundations, never to be moved.

Psalm 107:41
But He lifts the needy from affliction and increases their families like flocks.

Psalm 113:7
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the dump

Psalm 113:8
to seat them with nobles, with the princes of His people.

Isaiah 22:23
I will drive him like a peg into a firm place, and he will be a throne of glory for the house of his father.

Daniel 2:48
Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 4:17
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'

Treasury of Scripture

He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he has set the world on them.

the poor

Job 2:8
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job 42:10-12
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before…

Psalm 113:7,8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; …

set them

1 Samuel 15:17
And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

Genesis 41:14,40
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh…

2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

the pillars

Job 38:4-6
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 102:25
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.







Lexicon
He raises
מֵקִ֨ים (mê·qîm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

the poor
דָּ֗ל (dāl)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

from the dust
מֵעָפָ֜ר (mê·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and lifts
יָרִ֣ים (yā·rîm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

the needy
אֶבְי֔וֹן (’eḇ·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

from the ash heap.
מֵֽאַשְׁפֹּת֙ (mê·’aš·pōṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 830: An ash heap, refuse heap, dunghill

He seats [them]
לְהוֹשִׁיב֙ (lə·hō·wō·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

among
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

princes
נְדִיבִ֔ים (nə·ḏî·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5081: Voluntary, generous, magnanimous, a grandee

and bestows on them
יַנְחִלֵ֑ם (yan·ḥi·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5157: To inherit, to occupy, to bequeath, distribute, instate

a throne
וְכִסֵּ֥א (wə·ḵis·sê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

of honor.
כָב֖וֹד (ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the foundations
מְצֻ֣קֵי (mə·ṣu·qê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4690: Something narrow, a column, hilltop

of the earth
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

are the LORD’s,
לַֽיהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and upon them
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

He has set
וַיָּ֥שֶׁת (way·yā·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

the world.
תֵּבֵֽל׃ (tê·ḇêl)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land
(8) The pillars of the earth.--And the gracious All-Ruler does these things, for He is at once Creator and Upholder of the universe. The words of these Divine songs which treat of cosmogony are such as would be understood in the childhood of peoples. The quiet thinker, however, is tempted to ask whether after 3,000 or 4,000 years, now, with the light of modern science shining round us, we have made much real progress in our knowledge of the genesis and government of the universe.

The pillars.--Or columns--Jerome, in the Vulgate, translates this unusual word by "hinges"--cardines terr?.

Gesenius prefers the rendering "foundations." On the whole, the word used in the English Version, "pillars," is the best.

2:1-10 Hannah's heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift, and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. The strong are soon weakened, and the weak are soon strengthened, when God pleases. Are we poor? God made us poor, which is a good reason why we should be content, and make up our minds to our condition. Are we rich? God made us rich, which is a good reason why we should be thankful, and serve him cheerfully, and do good with the abundance he gives us. He respects not man's wisdom or fancied excellences, but chooses those whom the world accounts foolish, teaching them to feel their guilt, and to value his free and precious salvation. This prophecy looks to the kingdom of Christ, that kingdom of grace, of which Hannah speaks, after having spoken largely of the kingdom of providence. And here is the first time that we meet with the name MESSIAH, or his Anointed. The subjects of Christ's kingdom will be safe, and the enemies of it will be ruined; for the Anointed, the Lord Christ, is able to save, and to destroy.
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