Parallel Verses

Amplified

The Lord lifts up the humble and downtrodden; He casts the wicked down to the ground.

New American Standard Bible

The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.

King James Version

The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Holman Bible

The Lord helps the afflicted
but brings the wicked to the ground.

International Standard Version

The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.

A Conservative Version

LORD upholds the meek. He brings the wicked down to the ground.

American Standard Version

Jehovah upholdeth the meek: He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.

Bible in Basic English

The Lord gives help to the poor in spirit; but he sends sinners down in shame.

Darby Translation

Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked down to the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah setting up again the poor, and humbling the unjust even to the earth.

King James 2000

The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh helps the afflicted up; [he] brings [the] wicked down to [the] ground.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah lifts up the meek; He throws the wicked down to the ground.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

NET Bible

The Lord lifts up the oppressed, but knocks the wicked to the ground.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, relieveth the humbled! casting the lawless down to the earth.

Webster

The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

World English Bible

Yahweh upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
lifteth up
עוּד 
`uwd 
Usage: 45

the meek
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

he casteth
שׁפל 
Shaphel 
Usage: 31

the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

שׁפל 
Shaphel 
Usage: 31

References

Easton

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Providence

5 Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless. 6 The Lord lifts up the humble and downtrodden; He casts the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises with the harp or the lyre to our God! -- "


Cross References

Psalm 146:8-9

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those upright in heart and in right standing with Him).

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He has set the world upon them.

Psalm 25:9

He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way.

Psalm 37:11

But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalm 55:23

But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

Psalm 73:18-19

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Psalm 145:14

The Lord upholds all those [of His own] who are falling and raises up all those who are bowed down.

Psalm 149:4

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord [inquire for Him, inquire of Him, and require Him as the foremost necessity of your life], all you humble of the land who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments; seek righteousness, seek humility [inquire for them, require them as vital]. It may be you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth!

James 4:10

Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

1 Peter 3:4

But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.

1 Peter 5:6

Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,

2 Peter 2:4-9

For God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom.

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