Psalm 75:6
New International Version
No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.

New Living Translation
For no one on earth—from east or west, or even from the wilderness— should raise a defiant fist.

English Standard Version
For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,

Berean Study Bible
For exaltation comes neither from east nor west, nor out of the desert,

King James Bible
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

New King James Version
For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south.

New American Standard Bible
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation;

NASB 1995
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation;

NASB 1977
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation;

Amplified Bible
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation.

Christian Standard Bible
Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert,

American Standard Version
For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the south, cometh lifting up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it does not proceed from the West neither from the wilderness of the mountains.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For good comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert mountains.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD and our God, victory doesn't come from the east or the west or from the desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert hills:

English Revised Version
For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, cometh lifting up.

Good News Translation
Judgment does not come from the east or from the west, from the north or from the south;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The [authority] to reward someone does not [come] from the east, from the west, or [even] from the wilderness.

International Standard Version
For exaltation comes not from the east, the west, or the wilderness,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the wilderness, cometh lifting up.

Literal Standard Version
For not from the east, or from the west, Nor from the wilderness—[is] elevation.

NET Bible
For victory does not come from the east or west, or from the wilderness.

New Heart English Bible
For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.

World English Bible
For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.

Young's Literal Translation
For not from the east, or from the west, Nor from the wilderness -- is elevation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near
5Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak with an outstretched neck.’ ” 6For exaltation comes neither from east nor west, nor out of the desert, 7but it is God who judges; He brings down one and exalts another.…

Cross References
Psalm 3:3
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.

Daniel 2:21
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.


Treasury of Scripture

For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

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(6) For promotion . . .--The Authorised Version has here rightly set aside the pointing of the text, which, as the LXX. and Vulg., reads--

"For not from the east, nor from the west,

Nor from the wilderness of mountains,"

a sentence which has no conclusion. The recurrence also of parts of the verb "to lift up" in Psalm 75:4-5; Psalm 75:7, makes in favour of taking harim as part of the same verb here, instead of as a noun, "mountains." That the word midbar (wilderness) might be used for "south," receives support from Acts 8:26.

Ewald thinks the four points of the compass should be completed by inserting a conjunction, and taking the "desert" and "mountains" to represent respectively the south and north. He then supplies the conclusion of the sentence from the following verse:--

"For neither from east nor west, . . .

Verse 6. - For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. So Hupfeld, Kay, Canon Cook, and the Revised Version Others suggest the meaning to be, "For it is not from the east, nor is it from the west, nor yet from the mountainous desert [that help cometh]." But the ellipse of the main idea is improbable. The address is to the enemies who threaten Israel, "Lift not up your horns - speak not proudly - for exaltation comes not from any earthly quarter - east, west, north, or south" ("north" being omitted, as sufficiently implied in the others); it is God alone who gives it, and he is not likely to give it to you."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

exaltation
הָרִֽים׃ (hā·rîm)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

comes not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

from east
מִ֭מּוֹצָא (mim·mō·w·ṣā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4161: A place or act of going forth, issue, export, source, spring

or west
וּמִֽמַּעֲרָ֑ב (ū·mim·ma·‘ă·rāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4628: The west

or
וְ֝לֹ֗א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

out of the desert,
מִמִּדְבַּ֥ר (mim·miḏ·bar)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech


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