Parallel Verses

Amplified

Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Surely he scorns the scorners; but he gives grace unto the humble.

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 in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous. 34 Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted. 35 The wise shall inherit glory (all honor and good) but shame is the highest rank conferred on [self-confident] fools.



Cross References

James 4:6

But He gives us more and more grace ( power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

Psalm 138:6

For though the Lord is high, yet has He respect to the lowly [bringing them into fellowship with Him]; but the proud and haughty He knows and recognizes [only] at a distance.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scorn, you alone will bear it and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man -- "Scoffer is his name -- "deals and acts with overbearing pride.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One -- "He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].

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