2 Samuel 22:28
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English Standard Version
You save a humble 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.

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

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

English Revised Version
And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thy eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

2 Samuel 22:28 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 Jehovah rendered to me according to my righteousness,

According to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me.

22 For I have observed the ways of Jehovah,

And have not wickedly departed from my God.

23 For all His rights are before my eyes;

And His statutes,-I do not depart from them.

24 And I was innocent towards Him,

And kept myself from mine iniquity.

גּמל signifies to do to a person good or evil, like the Greek εὖ and κακῶς πράττειν τινά. The righteousness and cleanness of hands, i.e., the innocence, which David attributed to himself, were not perfect righteousness or holiness before God, but the righteousness of his endeavours and deeds as contrasted with the unrighteousness and wickedness of his adversaries and pursuers, and consisted in the fact that he endeavoured earnestly and sincerely to walk in the ways of God and to keep the divine commandments. מן רשׁע, to be wicked from, is a pregnant expression, signifying to depart wickedly from God. לנגדּי, i.e., as a standard before my eye. In the psalm we find עמּו תמים, innocent in intercourse with the Lord, instead of לו תמים (see Deuteronomy 18:13); and for the fact itself, David's own testimony in 1 Samuel 26:23-24, the testimony of God concerning him in 1 Kings 14:8, and the testimony of history in 1 Kings 15:5. מעוני, from mine iniquity, i.e., from the iniquity which I might have committed.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

afflicted

Exodus 3:7,8 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 72:12,13 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper...

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them...

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

but thine

Exodus 9:14-17 For I will at this time send all my plagues on your heart, and on your servants, and on your people...

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

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.

Job 40:11,12 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him...

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Proverbs 21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

Isaiah 37:23,28,29 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high...

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

James 4:6,7 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

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

Exodus 3:7
Then the LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings,

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

Psalm 72:12
For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.

Psalm 72:13
He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.

Psalm 131:1
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Isaiah 2:11
The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

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