New International Version
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
King James Bible
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Darby Bible Translation
He indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
World English Bible
Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
Young's Literal Translation
If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
Proverbs 3:34 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly - The Septuagint has Κυριος ὑπερηφανοις αντιτασσεται, ταπεινοις δε διδωσι χαριν. The Lord resisteth the proud; but giveth grace to the humble. These words are quoted by St. Peter, 1 Peter 5:5, and by St. James, James 4:6, just as they stand in the Septuagint, with the change of ὁ Θεος, God, for Κυριος, the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMarch 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
October the Twenty-Eighth Pleasantness and Peace
Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
The Tenth Commandment
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
The proud and arrogant person--"Mocker" is his name-- behaves with insolent fury.
Jump to PreviousAfflicted Concerneth Favor Gives Grace Humble Lowly Makes Mockers Mocks Pride Proud Scoffers Scoffeth Scoffs Scorn Scorners Scorneth Scornful Shows Sport Surely
Jump to NextAfflicted Concerneth Favor Gives Grace Humble Lowly Makes Mockers Mocks Pride Proud Scoffers Scoffeth Scoffs Scorn Scorners Scorneth Scornful Shows Sport Surely
LinksProverbs 3:34 NIV
Proverbs 3:34 NLT
Proverbs 3:34 ESV
Proverbs 3:34 NASB
Proverbs 3:34 KJV
Proverbs 3:34 Bible Apps
Proverbs 3:34 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 3:34 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 3:34 French Bible
Proverbs 3:34 German Bible
Proverbs 3:34 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.