New International Version
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
King James Bible
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth.
World English Bible
Yahweh upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.
Psalm 147:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord lifteth up the meek - The humbled, the afflicted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryHealing for the Wounded
We will not delay you by a preface, but will come at once to the two thoughts: first, here is a great ill--a broken heart; and secondly, a great mercy--"he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Man is a double being: he is composed of body and soul, and each of the portions of man may receive injury and hurt. The wounds of the body are extremely painful, and if they amount to a breaking of the frame the torture is singularly exquisite. Yet God has in his mercy provided means …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
1 Samuel 5:6
The LORD's hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation on them and afflicted them with tumors.
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
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