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 promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert. 7 But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.
8 For the cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he pours out of the same; yea, the dregs thereof, shall wring out and swallow up all the wicked of the earth.

Cross References

Psalm 50:6

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is the judge. Selah.

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and lifts up.

1 Samuel 15:23

For rebellion is the sin of witchcraft, and to break the word of the Lord is iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15:28

And Samuel said unto him, The LORD has rent the kingdom of Israel from thee today and has given it to a neighbour of thine that is better than thou.

1 Samuel 16:1

And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil and go; I will send thee to Jesse of Bethlehem for I have provided me a king among his sons.

2 Samuel 3:17-18

And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you;

2 Samuel 5:2

And even yesterday and the day before yesterday, when Saul was king over us, it was thou that didst lead out and bring in Israel; and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over Israel.

2 Samuel 6:21

Then David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, who chose me over thy father and over all his house to appoint me prince over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore, I will dance before the LORD.

Psalm 58:11

So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judges in the earth.

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the destitute out of the dunghill;

Psalm 147:6

The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked down to the earth.

Jeremiah 27:4-8

and thou shalt command them to say unto their masters, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said; Thus shall ye say unto your masters:

Daniel 2:21-22

and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

Daniel 2:37

Thou, O king, art king of kings, for the God of heaven has given thee the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the majesty.

Daniel 5:18

O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and the greatness and the glory and the magnificence:

Luke 1:52

He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the humble.

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.

Romans 11:15

For if the casting away of them is the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

Galatians 1:15

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,

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