Psalm 113:7
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New International Version
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

King James Bible
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

Darby Bible Translation
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy,

World English Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;

Young's Literal Translation
He is raising up from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He exalteth the needy.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He raiseth up the poor - The poorest man, in the meanest and most abject circumstances, is an object of his merciful regards. He may here allude to the wretched state of the captives in Babylon, whom God raised up out of that dust and dunghill. Others apply it to the resurreetion of the dead.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 75:6,7 For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south...

Psalm 107:41 Yet sets he the poor on high from affliction, and makes him families like a flock.

Job 5:11,15,16 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety...

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree...

Ezekiel 21:26,27 Thus said the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low...

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

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

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Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death.

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Daniel 12:2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt...

Ephesians 1:20,21 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

1 Peter 3:21,22 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh...


1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

2 Samuel 7:8,9 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

Job 2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job 36:6,7 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor...

Boniface, Apostle of the Germans.
BONIFACE, or Winfried, as they called him in Anglo-Saxon, born at Crediton in Devonshire, in 680, deserves to be honoured as the father of the German Church, although he was by no means the first who brought the seeds of the Gospel to Germany. Many had already laboured before him; but the efforts which had been made here and there did not suffice to secure the endurance of Christianity amongst the many perils to which it was exposed. Christianity needs to be linked with firm ecclesiastical institutions,
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

The Sermon on the Mount - the Kingdom of Christ and Rabbinic Teaching.
It was probably on one of those mountain-ranges, which stretch to the north of Capernaum, that Jesus had spent the night of lonely prayer, which preceded the designation of the twelve to the Apostolate. As the soft spring morning broke, He called up those who had learned to follow Him, and from among them chose the twelve, who were to be His Ambassadors and Representatives. [2500] [2501] But already the early light had guided the eager multitude which, from all parts, had come to the broad level
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; on them he has set the world.

Psalm 107:41
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.

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