New International Version
"See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright-- but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness --
King James Bible
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith.
World English Bible
Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, a presumptuous one! Not upright is his soul within him, And the righteous by his stedfastness liveth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, his soul which is lifted up - He that presumes on his safety without any special warrant from God, is a proud man; and whatever he may profess, or think of himself, his mind is not upright in him. But he that is just by faith shall live - he that believes what God hath said relative to the Chaldeans besieging Jerusalem, shall make his escape from the place, and consequently shall save his life. The words in the New Testament are accommodated to the salvation which believers in Christ shall possess. Indeed, the just - the true Christians, who believed in Jesus Christ's words relative to the destruction of Jerusalem, when they found the Romans coming against it, left the city, and escaped to Pella in Coelesyria, and did live - their lives were saved: while the unbelieving Jews, to a man, either perished or were made slaves. One good sense is, He that believes the promises of God, and has found life through believing, shall live by his faith.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 15. "Though it Tarry, Wait for It, for it Will Surely Come, and Will not Tarry" (Hab. Ii. 3).
"Though it tarry, wait for it, for it will surely come, and will not tarry" (Hab. ii. 3). Some things have their cycle in an hour and some in a century; but His plans shall complete their cycle whether long or short. The tender annual which blossoms for a season and dies, and the Columbian aloe, which develops in a century, each is true to its normal principle. Many of us desire to pluck our fruit in June rather than wait until October, and so, of course, it is sour and immature; but God's purposes …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Of Rest in the Presence of God --Its Fruits --Inward Silence --God Commands it --Outward Silence.
"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
Letter vi (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed--a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because "the righteous will live by faith."
And, "But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back."
Though while they live they count themselves blessed-- and people praise you when you prosper--
I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD.
he said, "Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?"
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