Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Rise up, O Judge of the earth,
Render recompense to the proud.

King James Version

Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Holman Bible

Rise up, Judge of the earth;
repay the proud what they deserve.

International Standard Version

Stand up, judge of the earth, and repay the proud.

A Conservative Version

Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth. Render to the proud a recompense.

American Standard Version

Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert.


Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Give to the proud a fitting compensation.

Bible in Basic English

Be lifted up, O judge of the earth; let their reward come to the men of pride.

Darby Translation

Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth, render the reward to the proud.

Julia Smith Translation

Be thou lifted up judging the earth: turn back retribution upon the proud.

King James 2000

Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rise up, O Judge of the earth. Repay upon the proud what is [their] rightful due.

Modern King James verseion

Lift up Yourself, Judge of the earth; give a just repayment to the proud.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Arise, thou judge of the world, and reward the proud after their deserving.

NET Bible

Rise up, O judge of the earth! Pay back the proud!

New Heart English Bible

Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.

The Emphasized Bible

Lift up thyself, O judge of the earth, Render a recompense unto the proud.


Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

World English Bible

Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud.


Root Form
Lift up
נסה נשׂא 
Usage: 653

thyself, thou judge
Usage: 203

of the earth
Usage: 2504

Usage: 1058

a reward
Usage: 19



Context Readings

A Prayer For Retribution Against Oppressors

1 O Lord, God of vengeance,
God of vengeance, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth,
Render recompense to the proud.
3 How long shall the wicked, O Lord,
How long shall the wicked exult?

Cross References

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”

Psalm 7:6

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,
And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.

Psalm 31:23

O love the Lord, all you His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.

Job 40:11-12

“Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.

Psalm 50:6

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

Psalm 68:1

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,
And let those who hate Him flee before Him.

Psalm 74:22

Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.

Isaiah 2:11-12

The proud look of man will be abased
And the loftiness of man will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

The pride of man will be humbled
And the loftiness of men will be abased;
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 10:12

So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness.”

Isaiah 37:23

“Whom have you reproached and blasphemed?
And against whom have you raised your voice
And haughtily lifted up your eyes?
Against the Holy One of Israel!

Isaiah 37:29

“Because of your raging against Me
And because your arrogance has come up to My ears,
Therefore I will put My hook in your nose
And My bridle in your lips,
And I will turn you back by the way which you came.

Isaiah 37:36-38

Then the angel of the Lord went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead.

Jeremiah 50:31-32

“Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one,”
Declares the Lord God of hosts,
“For your day has come,
The time when I will punish you.

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”

Daniel 5:22-24

Yet you, his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this,

Micah 5:9

Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries,
And all your enemies will be cut off.

John 5:22-23

For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

1 Peter 5:5

You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Revelation 18:6-8

Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

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