New American Standard Bible
So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
King James Bible
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
Darby Bible Translation
Setting up on high those that are low; and mourners are exalted to prosperity.
World English Bible
so that he sets up on high those who are low, those who mourn are exalted to safety.
Young's Literal Translation
To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high in safety.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To set up on high - That is, who sets up on high; or God exalts those who are low. From the works of nature, Eliphaz passes to the dealings of God with people, as designed to show that he was worthy of confidence. The first proof is, that he showed himself to be the friend of the humble and the afflicted, and often exalted those who were in lowly circumstances, in a manner which evinced his direct interposition. It is to be remembered here, that Eliphaz is detailing the result of his own observation, and stating the reasons which he had observed for putting confidence in God; and the meaning here is, that he had so often seen this done as to show that God was the friend of the humble and the poor. This sentiment was afterward expressed with great beauty by Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus:
He hath put down the mighty from their seats,
And exalted them of low degree;
He hath filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich he hath sent empty away.
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
'All Things are Yours'
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
1 Samuel 2:7
"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
"When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, And the humble person He will save.
"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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