Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.


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 neither from east nor west, Nor from the wilderness of thee mountains cometh exaltation ; 7 For, God himself, is about to judge, One, he will cast down, Another, he will lift up; 8 For, a cup, is in the hand of Yahweh, Whose wine is foaming, It is full of spiced wine, Which he hath caused to flow from one to another, - Surely, the dregs thereof, they shall drain out - they shall drink, Even all the lawless ones of the earth.

Cross References

Psalm 50:6

Now have the heavens declared his righteousness, Because, God, is, about to judge. Selah.

1 Samuel 2:7-8

Yahweh, maketh poor, and enricheth, - Layeth low, yea exalteth;

1 Samuel 15:23

For, as the sin of divination, is, rebelliousness, - and, as transgression with household gods, is, stubbornness, - Because thou hast rejected the word of Yahweh, therefore hath he rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15:28

And Samuel said unto him, Yahweh hath rent the kingdom of Israel from off thee, to-day, - and will give it unto a neighbour of thine, who is better than thou.

1 Samuel 16:1

And Yahweh said unto Samuel - How long, art thou going to pine for Saul, seeing that, I, have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil, and come! let me send thee unto Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided me, among his sons, a king.

2 Samuel 3:17-18

Then had Abner, speech, with the elders of Israel, saying, - In times past, ye were seeking David, to be king over you.

2 Samuel 5:2

Also, in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou, wast he that led out and brought in, Israel, - and Yahweh said to thee - Thou, shalt be shepherd unto my people, Israel, and, thou, shalt become leader over Israel.

2 Samuel 6:21

And David said unto Michal, Before Yahweh, I will dance, - blessed, be Yahweh, who made choice of me above thy father, and above all his house, putting me in charge as leader over the people of Yahweh, over Israel, - therefore will I dance before Yahweh;

Psalm 58:11

So that a son of earth may say - Surely there is fruit for the righteous man! Surely there are gods who judge in the earth!

Psalm 113:7-8

That raiseth, out of the dust, the poor, From the dunghill, uplifteth the needy;

Psalm 147:6

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

Jeremiah 27:4-8

And thou shall give them charge unto their lords saying, - Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Thus shall ye say unto your lords: -

Daniel 2:21-22

And, he, changeth times and seasons, removeth kings, and setteth up kings, - giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them who are skilled in understanding:

Daniel 2:37

Thou, O king, art the king of kings, - for, the God of the heavens, hath given unto thee, the kingship, the might, the power and the dignity;

Daniel 5:18

As for thee, O king, the Most High God, gave, kingship and greatness and honour and majesty, unto Nebuchadnezzar thy father;

Luke 1:52

He hath deposed potentates from thrones, and uplifted the lowly;

John 15:16

Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit, - and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you.

Romans 11:15

For, if, the casting away of them, hath become the reconciling of a world, what shall, the taking of them in addition, be, but life from among the dead?

Galatians 1:15

But, when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through his favour, was well-pleased

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