New American Standard Bible
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.
King James Bible
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
Darby Bible Translation
When they are made low, then thou shalt say, Rise up! and he shall save him that is of downcast eyes.
World English Bible
When they cast down, you shall say, 'be lifted up.' He will save the humble person.
Young's Literal Translation
For they have made low, And thou sayest, 'Lift up.' And the bowed down of eyes he saveth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When men are cast down - The meaning of this is, probably, when people are usually cast down, or in the times of trial and calamity, which prostrate others, you shall find support. You shall then be enabled to say, "there is lifting up, or there is support." Or, more probably still, it may mean, "in times when others are cast down and afflicted, thou shalt be able to raise them up, or to aid them. Thou shalt be able to go to them and say, 'Be of good cheer. Do not be cast down. There is consolation.' And thou shalt be able to procure important blessings for them by thy counsels and prayers;" see the notes at Job 22:30.
And he shall save the humble person - That is, either, "Thou shalt save the humble person," by a change from the second person to the third, which is not uncommon in Hebrew; or, "thou shalt be able from thine own experience to say, "He," that is, "God," will save the humble person, or the one that is cast down." Margin, "him that hath low eyes." The Hebrew is like the margin. In affliction the eyes are cast upon the ground; and so, also, a casting the eyes to the ground is indicative of dejection, of humility, or of modesty. It refers here to one who experiences trials; and Eliphaz says that Job would be able to save such an one; that is, to support him in his afflictions, and furnish the helps necessary to restore him again to comfort.
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'For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29. When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, ... lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.'--JOB xxii. 26-29. These words are a fragment of one of the speeches of Job's friends, in which …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Whether Everything is Subject to the Providence of God?
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
1 Peter 5:5
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
"He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
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