2 Samuel 22:28
New International Version
You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.

New Living Translation
You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.

English Standard Version
You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.

Berean Study Bible
You save an afflicted people, but Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.

King James Bible
And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

New King James Version
You will save the humble people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.

New American Standard Bible
“And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You humiliate.

NASB 1995
“And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.

NASB 1977
“And Thou dost save an afflicted people; But Thine eyes are on the haughty whom Thou dost abase.

Amplified Bible
“And You save the afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase (humiliate).

Christian Standard Bible
You rescue an oppressed people, but your eyes are set against the proud — you humble them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You rescue an afflicted people, but Your eyes are set against the proud— You humble them.

American Standard Version
And the afflicted people thou wilt save; But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you shall save the poor people and the lofty eyes you shall bring low

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou wilt save the poor people, and wilt bring down the eyes of the haughty.

Contemporary English Version
You rescue the humble, but you look for ways to put down the proud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the poor people thou wilt save: and with thy eyes thou wilt humble the haughty.

Good News Translation
You save those who are humble, but you humble those who are proud.

International Standard Version
You save the nation who is humble but your eyes watch the proud, to bring them down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the afflicted people Thou dost save; But Thine eyes are upon the haughty, that Thou mayest humble them.

Literal Standard Version
And You save the poor people, But Your eyes on the high cause [them] to fall.

New American Bible
Humble people you save, though on the haughty your eyes look down.

NET Bible
You deliver oppressed people, but you watch the proud and bring them down.

New Revised Standard Version
You deliver a humble people, but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.

New Heart English Bible
You will save the afflicted people, But your eyes are on the proud, that you may bring them down.

World English Bible
You will save the afflicted people, But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.

Young's Literal Translation
And the poor people Thou dost save, And Thine eyes on the high causest to fall.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Song of Deliverance
27to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd. 28 You save an afflicted people, but Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down. 29For You, O LORD, are my lamp; the LORD lights up my darkness.…

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

Exodus 3:7
The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the affliction of My people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I am aware of their sufferings.

Exodus 3:8
I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

Psalm 72:12
For he will deliver the needy who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.

Psalm 72:13
He will take pity on the poor and needy and save the lives of the oppressed.

Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty. I do not aspire to great matters or things too lofty for me.

Isaiah 2:11
The proud look of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.


Treasury of Scripture

And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.

afflicted

Exodus 3:7,8
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; …

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalm 72:12,13
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper…

but thine

Exodus 9:14-17
For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth…

Exodus 10:3
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.











(28) Thine eyes are upon the haughty.--More briefly, but in more common form, the psalm, "wilt bring down high looks."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You save
תּוֹשִׁ֑יעַ (tō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

an afflicted
עָנִ֖י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

people,
עַ֥ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

but Your eyes
וְעֵינֶ֖יךָ (wə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

are on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the haughty
רָמִ֥ים (rā·mîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

to bring [them] down.
תַּשְׁפִּֽיל׃ (taš·pîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8213: To be or become low, to be abased


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