Psalm 18:27
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English Standard Version
For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

King James Bible
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

American Standard Version
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.

English Revised Version
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 18:21-24) On גּמל (like שׁלּם with the accusative not merely of the thing, but also of the person, e.g., 1 Samuel 24:18), εὐ or κακῶς πράττειν τινά, vid., on Psalm 7:5. שׁמר, to observe equals to keep, is used in the same way in Job 22:15. רשׁע מן is a pregnant expression of the malitiosa desertio. "From God's side," i.e., in His judgment, would be contrary to the general usage of the language (for the מן in Job 4:17 has a different meaning) and would be but a chilling addition. On the poetical form מנּי, in pause מנּי, vid., Ew. 263, b. The fut. in Psalm 18:23, close after the substantival clause Psalm 18:23, is not intended of the habit in the past, but at the present time: he has not wickedly forsaken God, but (כּי equals imo, sed) always has God's commandments present before him as his rule of conduct, and has not put them far away out of his sight, in order to be able to sin with less compunction; and thus then (fut. consec.) in relation (עם, as in Deuteronomy 18:13, cf. 2 Samuel 23:5) to God he was תמים, with his whole soul undividedly devoted to Him, and he guarded himself against his iniquity (עון, from עוה, Arab. 'wâ, to twist, pervert, cf. Arab. gwâ, of error, delusion, self-enlightenment), i.e., not: against acquiescence in his in-dwelling sin, but: against iniquity becoming in any way his own; מעוני equivalent to מעותי (Daniel 9:5), cf. מחיּי equals than that I should live, Jonah 4:8. In this strophe, this Psalm strikes a cord that harmonises with Psalm 17:1-15, after which it is therefore placed. We may compare David's own testimony concerning himself in 1 Samuel 26:23., the testimony of God in 1 Kings 14:8, and the testimony of history in 1 Kings 15:5; 1 Kings 11:4.

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Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Psalm 34:6,19 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles...

Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

2 Samuel 22:28 And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

Luke 1:52,53 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree...

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

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Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 17:10,13 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly...

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Proverbs 6:16,17 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him...

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not...

Isaiah 10:12 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

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

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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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