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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryBoniface, 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, …
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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.
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
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