1 Samuel 2:7
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English Standard Version
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

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

American Standard Version
Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, he also lifteth up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he humbleth and he exalteth.

English Revised Version
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, he also lifteth up.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first verse forms the introduction to the song. Holy joy in the Lord at the blessing which she had received impelled the favoured mother to the praise of God:

1 My heart is joyful in the Lord,

My horn is exalted in the Lord,

My mouth is opened wide over mine enemies:

For I rejoice in Thy salvation.

Of the four members of this verse, the first answers to the third, and the second to the fourth. The heart rejoices at the lifting up of her horn, the mouth opens wide to proclaim the salvation before which the enemies would be dumb. "My horn is high" does not mean 'I am proud' (Ewald), but "my power is great in the Lord." The horn is the symbol of strength, and is taken from oxen whose strength is in their horns (vid., Deuteronomy 33:17; Psalm 75:5, etc.). The power was high or exalted by the salvation which the Lord had manifested to her. To Him all the glory was due, because He had proved himself to be the holy One, and a rock upon which a man could rest his confidence.

1 Samuel 2:7 Parallel Commentaries

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.

Cross References
James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Deuteronomy 8:17
Beware lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.'

Deuteronomy 8:18
You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

2 Kings 9:6
So he arose and went into the house. And the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, I anoint you king over the people of the LORD, over Israel.

Job 1:21
And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

Job 5:11
he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Job 40:12
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.

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