Psalm 138:6
New International Version
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.

New Living Translation
Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.

English Standard Version
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

Berean Study Bible
Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.

New American Standard Bible
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

King James Bible
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Christian Standard Bible
Though the LORD is exalted, he takes note of the humble; but he knows the haughty from a distance.

Contemporary English Version
Though you are above us all, you care for humble people, and you keep a close watch on everyone who is proud.

Good News Translation
Even though you are so high above, you care for the lowly, and the proud cannot hide from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though the LORD is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from a distance.

International Standard Version
Though the LORD is highly exalted, yet he pays attention to those who are lowly regarded, but he is aware of the arrogant from afar.

NET Bible
Though the LORD is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.

New Heart English Bible
For though the LORD is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And high is Lord Jehovah who sees in the deep, and he who is exalted knows from afar off!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though the LORD is high above, he sees humble people [close up], and he recognizes arrogant people from a distance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For though the LORD be high, yet regardeth He the lowly, And the haughty He knoweth from afar.

New American Standard 1977
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly; But the haughty He knows from afar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD, who is high and lifted up, looks upon the humble, but the proud he does not know.

King James 2000 Bible
Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knows from afar.

American King James Version
Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

American Standard Version
For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; But the haughty he knoweth from afar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is high, and looketh on the low: and the high he knoweth afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.

English Revised Version
For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the haughty he knoweth from afar.

Webster's Bible Translation
Though the LORD is high, yet hath he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

World English Bible
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.

Young's Literal Translation
For high is Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
I Will Give You Thanks with All My Heart
5They will sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. 6Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar. 7If I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve me from the anger of my foes; You will extend Your hand, and Your right hand will save me.…
Cross References
Luke 1:48
For He has looked with favor on the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.

James 4:6
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way, submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Psalm 18:35
You have given me Your shield of salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness exalts me.

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood!

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; the one with haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not endure.

Psalm 113:4
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens.

Psalm 113:6
He humbles Himself to behold the heavens and the earth.

Proverbs 3:34
He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in a high and holy place, and with the oppressed and humble of spirit, to restore the spirit of the lowly and revive the heart of the contrite.

Jeremiah 48:29
We have heard of Moab's pride, his exceeding pride and conceit, his proud arrogance and haughtiness of heart.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

Treasury of Scripture

Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

though

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite …

Psalm 113:5,6 Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high…

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

Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Luke 1:51-53 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in …

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

but the proud

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

Job 40:11,12 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is …

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men …

Ezekiel 28:1-9 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying…

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, …

Daniel 5:20-24 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, …

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

afar off

Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence …







Lexicon
Though
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is on high,
רָ֣ם (rām)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

He attends
יִרְאֶ֑ה (yir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

to the lowly;
וְשָׁפָ֣ל (wə·šā·p̄āl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8217: Depressed

but the proud
וְ֝גָבֹ֗הַּ (wə·ḡā·ḇō·ah)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1364: Elevated, powerful, arrogant

He knows
יְיֵדָֽע׃ (yə·yê·ḏā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

from afar.
מִמֶּרְחָ֥ק (mim·mer·ḥāq)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4801: Remoteness, a distant place, from afar
(6) Knoweth afar off.--Or, recognises from afar. From His exaltation Jehovah looks down alike on the lowly and on the proud, but it is to show a gracious interest in the former, while the latter are merely marked as persons to be kept at a distance. "Lowliness and humility are the court dress of God; he who wears them will please Him well."

Verse 6. - Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly. Notwithstanding all God's glory and greatness, he condescends to look upon the lowly, to consider their needs, and to supply them (comp. Isaiah 57:15). Hence David feels sure that he will not be overlooked (see vers. 7, 8). But the proud he knoweth afar off. God keeps proud men at a distance, does not draw near to them, much less make his abode with them, but leaves them to themselves until they are ripe for punishment. 138:6-8 Though the Lord is high, yet he has respect to every lowly, humbled sinner; but the proud and unbelieving will be banished far from his blissful presence. Divine consolations have enough in them to revive us, even when we walk in the midst of troubles. And God will save his own people that they may be revived by the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life and holiness. If we give to God the glory of his mercy, we may take to ourselves the comfort. This confidence will not do away, but quicken prayer. Whatever good there is in us, it is God works in us both to will and to do. The Lord will perfect the salvation of every true believer, and he will never forsake those whom he has created anew in Christ Jesus unto good works.
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