1 Samuel 2:7

“The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 2:7

The Lord maketh poore, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, he also lifteth up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord gives wealth and takes a man's goods from him: crushing men down and again lifting them up;
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich, he bringeth low, also he lifteth up:
- Darby Bible

The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.
- World English Bible

Jehovah dispossesseth, and He maketh rich, He maketh low, yea, He maketh high.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich; He bringeth low, He also lifteth up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 2:7

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:7

2:5 Hired themselves out for bread - It is the same thing which is expressed both in divers metaphors in the foregoing, and following verses. Ceased - That is, ceased to be hungry. Seven - That is, many, as seven is often used. She speaks in the prophetick style, the past time, for the future; for though she had actually born but one, yet she had a confident persuasion that she should have more, which was grounded either upon some particular assurance from God; or rather upon the prayer or prediction of Eli. She - That is, Peninnah. Feeble - Either because she was now past child - bearing: or, because divers of her children, which were her strength and her glory, were dead, as the Hebrew doctors relate.

2:6 Killeth - The same person whom he first killeth, or bringeth nigh unto death, he afterwards raiseth to life. Me, who was almost consumed with grief, he hath revived. The name of death both in sacred scripture, and profane writers, is often given to great Calamities.

2:8 From the dunghill - From the most sordid place, and mean estate. Inherit - Not only possess it themselves, but transmit it to their posterity. Throne - That is, a glorious throne or kingdom. Pillars - The foundations of the earth, which God created, and upholds, and wherewith he sustains the earth, and all its inhabitants, as a house is supported with pillars; and therefore it is not strange if he disposeth of persons and things therein as he pleaseth.

2:9 Feet - That is, the steps or paths, their counsels and actions; he will keep; that is, both uphold, that they may not fall into ruin; and direct and preserve from wandering, and from those fatal errors that wicked men daily run into. Silent - Shall be put to silence: they who used to open their mouths wide against heaven, and against the saints, shall be so confounded with the unexpected disappointment of all their hopes, and with God's glorious appearance and operations for his people, that they shall have their mouths quite stopped. Darkness - Both inward, in their own minds, not knowing what to say or do; and outward, in a stat e of deep distress. Prevail - Namely, against God, or against his saints, as the wicked were confident they should do, because of their great power, and wealth, and numbers.

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