1 Samuel 2:8

“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He raiseth vp the poore out of the dust, and lifteth vp the begger from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lords, and hee hath set the world vpon them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, And inherit the throne of glory: For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, And he hath set the world upon them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Lifting the poor out of the dust, and him who is in need out of the lowest place, to give them their place among rulers, and for their heritage the seat of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's and he has made them the base of the world.
- Basic English Bible

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, To set [him] among nobles; and he maketh them inherit a throne of glory; For the pillars of the earth are Jehovah's, and he hath set the world upon them.
- Darby Bible

He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
- Webster's Bible

He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.
- World English Bible

He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause [them] to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah [are] the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dung-hill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and He hath set the world upon them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:8


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.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 2

  • John bosco Mukasa
    We should always to fulfill our vows to God as Hannah gave Samuel to God. When you do so, God gives you more, Hannah gave away Samuel and in turn God gave her 3 more sons and 2 daughters. We should always thank, praise and worship God for everything. If the ministers of God deviate from the truth, God will always raise another generation to serve Him (GOD). Once you're faithful God will raise up
  • Janet Abreu
    God is good, and his mercy endures forever. God is good he gives power and strength when we pray. And we all will declare with one voice, as others pray and rejoice. With hearts and our mouth we now say GOD is good. We simply serve a wonderful savior. What more can he do? He is worthy to be praise, he is beautiful beyond description, he gives and shows us his mercy, and love everyday. Praise GOD
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 78:35 AND THEY REMEMBERED THAT GOD WAS THEIR ROCK AND THE HIGH GOD THEIR REDEEMER --78:36--NEVERTHELESS THEY DID FLATTER HIM WITH THEIR MOUTH AND THEY LIED UNTO HIM NEITHER WERE THEY STEADFAST IN HIS COVENANT GENESIS 1:2 AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM AND VOID AND DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVED UPON THE FACE OF THE WATERS PSALM 29:3 THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS UPON THE WATERS THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERETH THE LORD IS UPON MANY WATERS 1 CORINTHIANS 10:1 MOREOVER BRETHREN I WOULD NOT THAT YOU SHOULD BE IGNORANT HOW THAT ALL OUR FATHERS WERE UNDER THE CLOUD AND ALL PASSED THROUGH THE SEA --10:2-- AND WERE ALL BAPTIZED UNTO MOSES IN THE CLOUD AND IN THE SEA --10:3-- AND DID ALL EAT THE SAME SPIRITUAL MEAT --10:4-- AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND --- THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST ---
  • Lilian
    THERE IS NON HOLY AS THE LORD AND THERE'S NON BESIDE THE . THERE'S NO OTHER ROCK AS OUR GOD. THANK YOU JESUS JEHOVA JIREH JEHOVA RAPHA SHALOM MY PEACE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION I WILL PRAISE YOU JESUS FOREVER AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Michele Haney
    I need to repent more complain less, and honor God at all times!
  • BSP
    This is a prayer where Hannah was praising God and expressing her deep faith in God. We can learn lessons from this prayer when we are praying to God.

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