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New International Version
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
New Living Translation
You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.
English Standard Version
For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.
Berean Study Bible
For You save an afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty eyes.
King James Bible
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
New King James Version
For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.
New American Standard Bible
For You save an afflicted people, But You humiliate haughty eyes.
For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
For Thou dost save an afflicted people; But haughty eyes Thou dost abase.
For You save an afflicted and humble people, But bring down those [arrogant fools] with haughty eyes.
Christian Standard Bible
For you rescue an oppressed people, but you humble those with haughty eyes.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You rescue an afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty eyes.
American Standard Version
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you will save the poor people and you will humble the lofty eyes.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou wilt save the lowly people, and wilt humble the eyes of the proud.
Contemporary English Version
You rescue the humble, but you put down all who are proud.
For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.
Good News Translation
You save those who are humble, but you humble those who are proud.
International Standard Version
Indeed, you deliver the oppressed, but you bring down those who exalt themselves in their own eyes.
JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou dost save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes Thou dost humble.
Literal Standard Version
For You save a poor people, And cause the eyes of the high to fall.
New American Bible
For humble people you save; haughty eyes you bring low.
For you deliver oppressed people, but you bring down those who have a proud look.
New Revised Standard Version
For you deliver a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.
New Heart English Bible
For you will save a humble people, but the eyes of the proud you will bring low.
World English Bible
For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe LORD is My Rock
…26to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd. 27For You save an afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty eyes. 28For You, O LORD, light my lamp; my God lights up my darkness.…
For he will deliver the needy who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; the one with haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not endure.
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
The proud look of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Treasury of Scripture
For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.
Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Psalm 34:6,19 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles…
Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Psalm 17:10,13 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly…
Psalm 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
High looks.--See variation in Samuel.
The afflicted people.--Better, afflicted folk, with no distinctive reference to Israel, except, of course, I when the poem became adapted for congregational use.Verse 27. - For thou wilt save the afflicted people; i.e. the oppressed and down-trodden, who are assumed to be pious and God-fearing (comp. Psalm 10:12-14; Psalm 11:2, etc.). But wilt bring down high looks (comp. Psalm 101:5 and Proverbs 6:17). The fact of "pride going before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall," was noticed by the heathen of the ancient world, no less than by the" peculiar people." And both alike attributed the downfall of the proud to God. "Seest thou," says Herodotus, "how God with his lightning smites always the bigger animals, and will not suffer them to wax insolent, while those of a lesser bulk chafe him not? How likewise his bolts ever fall on the highest houses and the tallest trees? So plainly does he love to bring down everything that exalts itself. Thus ofttimes a mighty host is discomfited by a few men, when God in his jealousy sends panic or storm from heaven, and they perish in a way unworthy of them. For God allows no one to have high thoughts but himself" (vii. 10, § 5). But the heathen seem to have imagined that God envied the proud ones, and therefore cast them down.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
but You humble
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8213: To be or become low, to be abased
those with haughty
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cd
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain
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