Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 exaltation comes not from the east, the west, or the wilderness, 7 since God is the judge. This one he will debase or that one he will exalt. 8 For there is a cup in the hand of the LORD, foaming with well-mixed wine that he will pour out, leaving only the dregs, from which all the wicked of the earth will drink.

Cross References

Psalm 50:6

The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD makes people poor and he makes people rich, he brings them low, and he also exalts them.

1 Samuel 15:23

Indeed, rebellion is the sin of divination, and arrogance is iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected this message from the LORD, he has rejected you from being king."

1 Samuel 15:28

Samuel told him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel away from you today, and he has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.

1 Samuel 16:1

The LORD told Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I've rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I'm sending you to Jesse from Bethlehem because I've chosen for myself one of his sons as king."

2 Samuel 3:17-18

Later, Abner had a talk with the elders of Israel. He said, "In the past you were looking to see David made king over you.

2 Samuel 5:2

Even back when Saul was our king, it was you who kept on leading Israel out to battle and bringing them back again. The LORD told you, "You yourself will shepherd my people Israel and serve as Commander-in-Chief over Israel.'"

2 Samuel 6:21

But David replied to Michal, "It was in front of the LORD, who appointed me to replace your father and his entire household by selecting me as Commander-in-Chief over Israel, the people of the LORD, that I danced in front of the LORD.

Psalm 58:11

A person will say, "Certainly, the righteous are rewarded; certainly there is a God who judges the earth." To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Do Not Destroy," when Saul sent men to watch the house in order to kill him.

Psalm 113:7-8

He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile

Psalm 147:6

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

Jeremiah 27:4-8

Give them this order for their masters: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says, and this is what you are to say to your masters,

Daniel 2:21-22

It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 2:37

You, your majesty, king of kings to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength, and the glory,

Daniel 5:18

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Luke 1:52

He pulled powerful rulers from their thrones and lifted up humble people.

John 15:16

"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

Romans 11:15

For if their rejection results in reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance bring but life from the dead?

Galatians 1:15

But when God, who set me apart before I was born and who called me by his grace, was pleased

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