Parallel Verses

Amplified


Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners,
Yet He gives His grace [His undeserved favor] to the humble [those who give up self-importance].

New American Standard Bible

Though He scoffs at the scoffers,
Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.

King James Version

Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Holman Bible

He mocks those who mock,
but gives grace to the humble.

International Standard Version

Though God scoffs at scoffers, he gives grace to the humble.

A Conservative Version

Surely {the Lord is opposed to the arrogant (LXX/NT)}, but he gives grace to the lowly.

American Standard Version

Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Bible in Basic English

He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.

Darby Translation

He indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Julia Smith Translation

But he will deride to those deriding: and he will give grace to the humble.

King James 2000

Surely he scorns the scornful: but he gives grace unto the lowly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

With those who scorn, he is scornful, but to those who are humble, he gives favor.

Modern King James verseion

Surely He scorns the scorners; but He gives grace to the lowly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for the scornful, he shall laugh them to scorn, but he shall give grace unto the lowly.

NET Bible

Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.

New Heart English Bible

Surely he is scornful to scoffers, but he gives grace to the humble.

The Emphasized Bible

Though at scoffers he scoffeth, yet, to the humbled, he granteth favour.

Webster

Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace to the lowly.

World English Bible

Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.

Youngs Literal Translation

If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
but he giveth
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

Context Readings

Role Of Wisdom In Creation And Society

33
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,
But He blesses the home of the just and righteous.
34 
Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners,
Yet He gives His grace [His undeserved favor] to the humble [those who give up self-importance].
35
The wise will inherit honor and glory,
But dishonor and shame is conferred on fools.



Cross References

James 4:6

But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].”

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron], for God is opposed to the proud [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], but He gives grace to the humble.

Psalm 138:6


Though the Lord is exalted,
He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship];
But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.

Proverbs 9:7-8


He who corrects and instructs a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who rebukes a wicked man gets insults for himself.

Proverbs 9:12


If you are wise, you are wise for yourself [for your own benefit];
If you scoff [thoughtlessly ridicule and disdain], you alone will pay the penalty.

Proverbs 19:29


Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And beatings for the backs of [thickheaded] fools.

Proverbs 21:24


“Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names
Who acts with overbearing and insolent pride.

Isaiah 57:15


For the high and exalted One
He who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy says this,
“I dwell on the high and holy place,
But also with the contrite and humble in spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the humble
And to revive the heart of the contrite [overcome with sorrow for sin].

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