Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For You save an afflicted people,
But haughty eyes You abase.

King James Version

For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

Holman Bible

For You rescue an afflicted people,
but You humble those with haughty eyes.

International Standard Version

Indeed, you deliver the oppressed, but you bring down those who exalt themselves in their own eyes.

A Conservative Version

For thou will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes thou will bring down.

American Standard Version

For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.


For You save an afflicted and humble people,
But bring down those [arrogant fools] with haughty eyes.

Bible in Basic English

For you are the saviour of those who are in trouble; but eyes full of pride will be made low.

Darby Translation

For it is thou that savest the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes wilt thou bring down.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou wilt save the humble people, and thou wilt humble the eyes of the lifted up.

King James 2000

For you will save the humble people; but will bring down haughty looks.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you deliver humble people, but haughty eyes you humiliate.

Modern King James verseion

For You will save the afflicted people, but will bring down high looks.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity, and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud. {TYNDALE: And the people that are in adversity, thou shalt help. And on the proud shalt thou cast thine eyes.}

NET Bible

For you deliver oppressed people, but you bring down those who have a proud look.

New Heart English Bible

For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.

The Emphasized Bible

For, as for thee, an oppressed people, thou didst save, but, looks that were lofty, layedst thou low;


For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

World English Bible

For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.


Context Readings

Praise For Deliverance

26 With the pure You show Yourself pure,
And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
27 For You save an afflicted people,
But haughty eyes You abase.
28 For You light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.

Cross References

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

2 Samuel 22:28

And You save an afflicted people;
But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.

Psalm 9:18

For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

Psalm 10:4

The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Psalm 17:10

They have closed their unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O Lord, confront him, bring him low;
Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 40:17

Since I am afflicted and needy,
Let the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

Proverbs 6:16-17

There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Proverbs 30:12

There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes,
Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Isaiah 3:9

The expression of their faces bears witness against them,
And they display their sin like Sodom;
They do not even conceal it.
Woe to them!
For they have brought evil on themselves.

Isaiah 10:12

So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness.”

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One
Who lives forever, whose name is Holy,
“I dwell on a high and holy place,
And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 66:2

“For My hand made all these things,
Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord.
“But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Luke 1:52-53

“He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And has exalted those who were humble.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

King James Version Public Domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit

American Standard Version Public Domain

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain