Parallel Verses

Amplified


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.

New American Standard Bible

For though the Lord is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar.

King James Version

Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Holman Bible

Though the Lord is exalted,
He takes note of the humble;
but He knows the haughty from a distance.

International Standard Version

Though the LORD is highly exalted, yet he pays attention to those who are lowly regarded, but he is aware of the arrogant from afar.

A Conservative Version

For though LORD is high, yet he has respect to the lowly. But he knows the haughty from afar.

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

Though the Lord is high, he sees those who are low; and he has knowledge from far off of those who are lifted up.

Darby Translation

For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.

Julia Smith Translation

If Jehovah is high, and he will see the humble one: and the lofty one he will know from far off.

King James 2000

Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knows from afar.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Though Yahweh [is] high, yet he sees [the] lowly, but [the] proud he perceives at a distance.

Modern King James verseion

Though Jehovah is high, yet He has respect to the lowly; but the proud He knows afar off.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.

NET Bible

Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.

New Heart English Bible

For though the LORD is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.

The Emphasized Bible

Though lofty is Yahweh, yet, the lowly, he regardeth, but, the haughty - afar off, doth he acknowledge.

Webster

Though the LORD is high, yet hath he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

World English Bible

For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.

Youngs Literal Translation

For high is Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.

Context Readings

A Thankful Heart

5
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord [joyfully celebrating His wonderful acts],
For great is the glory and majesty of the Lord.
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.
7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:34


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].

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].”

Psalm 113:5-6


Who is like the Lord our God,
Who is enthroned on high,

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].

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods; indeed, it was proven when they acted insolently toward Israel [and the Lord showed Himself infinitely superior to all their gods].”

1 Samuel 2:7-8


“The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and He lifts up.

Job 40:11-12


“Pour out the overflowings of your wrath,
And look at everyone who is proud and make him low.

Psalm 51:17


My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 139:2


You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do];
You understand my thought from afar.

Isaiah 2:11


The proud look of man will be degraded
And the arrogance of men will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17


Then the pride of man will be humbled
And the arrogance of men will be degraded;
The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 66:2


“For all these things My hand has made,
So all these things came into being [by and for Me],” declares the Lord.
“But to this one I will look [graciously],
To him who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who [reverently] trembles at My word and honors My commands.

Ezekiel 28:2-9

“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God,

“Because your heart is lifted up
And you have said and thought, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are [only] a man [weak, feeble, made of earth] and not God,
Though you [imagine yourself to be more than mortal and] think your mind is as [wise as] the mind of God—

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and faithful and His ways are just, and He is able to humiliate and humble those who walk in [self-centered, self-righteous] pride.”

Daniel 5:20-24

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

Matthew 25:41

“Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Leave Me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels (demons);

Luke 1:48


“For He has looked [with loving care] on the humble state of His maidservant;
For behold, from now on all generations will count me blessed and happy and favored by God!

Luke 1:51-53


“He has done mighty deeds with His [powerful] arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

Luke 14:11

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled [before others], and he who habitually humbles himself (keeps a realistic self-view) will be exalted.”

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went to his home justified [forgiven of the guilt of sin and placed in right standing with God] rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.”

Acts 12:22-23

The assembled people kept shouting, “It is the voice of a god and not of a man!”

2 Thessalonians 1:9

These people will pay the penalty and endure the punishment of everlasting destruction, banished from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

1 Peter 5:5-6

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.

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