Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

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].

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 Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the righteous. 34 Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly. 35 The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.



Cross References

James 4:6

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture'saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Psalm 138:6

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

Proverbs 9:7-8

He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Proverbs 9:12

If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.

Proverbs 21:24

The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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