Parallel Verses


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

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;

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 thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend. 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Cross References

Psalm 101:5

Whoever privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that hath a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

2 Samuel 22:28

And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thy eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

Psalm 9:18

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Psalm 10:4

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 17:10

They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, who is thy 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 delivereth him out of them all.

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no delay, O my God.

Proverbs 6:16-17

These six things doth the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 3:9

The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.

Isaiah 10:12

Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

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.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things hath my hand made, and all these 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.

Luke 1:52-53

He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

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.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

James 2:5

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

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