Psalm 75:7
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New International Version
It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.

King James Bible
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Darby Bible Translation
For God is the judge; he putteth down one and exalteth another.

World English Bible
But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another.

Young's Literal Translation
But God is judge, This He maketh low -- and this He lifteth up.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For promotion cometh neither from the east, etc. - As if the Lord had said, speaking to the Babylonians, None of all the surrounding powers shall be able to help you; none shall pluck you out of my hand. I am the Judge: I will pull you down, and set my afflicted people up, Psalm 75:7.

Calmet has observed that the Babylonians had Media, Armenia, and Mesopotamia on the East; and thence came Darius the Mede: that it had Arabia, Phoenicia, and Egypt on the West; thence came Cyrus, who overthrew the empire of the Chaldeans. And by the mountains of the desert, מדבר הרים midbar harim, which we translate South, Persia, may be meant; which government was established on the ruins of the Babylonish empire. No help came from any of those powers to the sinful Babylonians; they were obliged to drink the cup of the red wine of God's judgment, even to the very dregs. They were to receive no other punishment; this one was to annihilate them as a people for ever.

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Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Psalm 58:11 So that a man shall say, Truly there is a reward for the righteous: truly he is a God that judges in the earth.

he putteth

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

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

1 Samuel 15:23,28 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD...

1 Samuel 16:1 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?...

2 Samuel 3:17,18 And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, You sought for David in times past to be king over you...

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led out and brought in Israel: and the LORD said to you...

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before your father, and before all his house...

Jeremiah 27:4-8 And command them to say to their masters, Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall you say to your masters...

Daniel 2:22,37 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him...

Daniel 5:18 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor:

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

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit...

Romans 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

Songs 1:15 Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes.

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Of Compunction of Heart
If thou wilt make any progress keep thyself in the fear of God, and long not to be too free, but restrain all thy senses under discipline and give not thyself up to senseless mirth. Give thyself to compunction of heart and thou shalt find devotion. Compunction openeth the way for many good things, which dissoluteness is wont quickly to lose. It is wonderful that any man can ever rejoice heartily in this life who considereth and weigheth his banishment, and the manifold dangers which beset his soul.
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Power of God
The next attribute is God's power. Job 9:19. If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong.' In this chapter is a magnificent description of God's power. Lo, he is strong.' The Hebrew word for strong signifies a conquering, prevailing strength. He is strong.' The superlative degree is intended here; viz., He is most strong. He is called El-shaddai, God almighty. Gen 17:7. His almightiness lies in this, that he can do whatever is feasible. Divines distinguish between authority and power. God has both.
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

A Few Sighs from Hell;
or, The Groans of the Damned Soul: or, An Exposition of those Words in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED THE LAMENTABLE STATE OF THE DAMNED; THEIR CRIES, THEIR DESIRES IN THEIR DISTRESSES, WITH THE DETERMINATION OF GOD UPON THEM. A GOOD WARNING WORD TO SINNERS, BOTH OLD AND YOUNG, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BETIMES, AND TO SEEK, BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, TO AVOID, LEST THEY COME INTO THE SAME PLACE OF TORMENT. Also, a Brief Discourse touching the
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

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 50:6
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.

Psalm 58:11
Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."

Psalm 147:6
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.

Ezekiel 21:26
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.

Daniel 2:21
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

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