Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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.

Amplified

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the LORD, who is high and lifted up, looks upon the humble, but the proud he does not know.

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.

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Thankful Heart

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. 6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.


Cross References

Proverbs 3:34

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

James 4:6

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Psalm 113:5-6

Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

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 ones.

Exodus 18:11

Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Job 40:11-12

Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 139:2

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Isaiah 2:11

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 66:2

For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Ezekiel 28:2-9

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Daniel 4:37

Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Daniel 5:20-24

But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Matthew 25:41

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Luke 1:48

For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Luke 1:51-53

He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Luke 14:11

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Acts 12:22-23

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

2 Thessalonians 1:9

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

1 Peter 5:5-6

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

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