Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.

King James Version

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Holman Bible

for God is the Judge:
He brings down one and exalts another.

International Standard Version

since God is the judge. This one he will debase or that one he will exalt.

A Conservative Version

But God is the judge. He put one down, and lifts another up.

American Standard Version

But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.


But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and lifts up another.

Bible in Basic English

But God is the judge, putting down one, and lifting up another.

Darby Translation

For God is the judge; he putteth down one and exalteth another.

Julia Smith Translation

For God is judge: he will humble this, and this he will lift up.

King James 2000

But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

Lexham Expanded Bible

rather God [is the] judge; one he brings low, and another he lifts up.

Modern King James verseion

But God is the judge; He puts down one and sets up another.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

NET Bible

For God is the judge! He brings one down and exalts another.

New Heart English Bible

But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another.

The Emphasized Bible

For, God himself, is about to judge, One, he will cast down, Another, he will lift up;


But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

World English Bible

But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another.

Youngs Literal Translation

But God is judge, This He maketh low -- and this He lifteth up.

Verse Info

Context Readings

God Judges The Wicked

6 For not from the east, nor from the west,
Nor from the desert comes exaltation;
7 But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.
8 For a cup is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;
It is well mixed, and He pours out of this;
Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.

Cross References

Psalm 50:6

And the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is judge. Selah.

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The Lord makes poor and rich;
He brings low, He also exalts.

1 Samuel 15:23

“For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He has also rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 15:28

So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.

1 Samuel 16:1

Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.”

2 Samuel 3:17-18

Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, “In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.

2 Samuel 5:2

Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.’”

2 Samuel 6:21

So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the Lord.

Psalm 58:11

And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,

Psalm 147:6

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

Jeremiah 27:4-8

Command them to go to their masters, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, thus you shall say to your masters,

Daniel 2:21-22

“It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding.

Daniel 2:37

You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory;

Daniel 5:18

O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father.

Luke 1:52

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

John 15:16

You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

Romans 11:15

For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Galatians 1:15

But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased

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