Psalms 75:6

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 75:6

For promotion commeth neither from the East, nor from the West, nor from the South.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert {comes} exaltation;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the south, `cometh' lifting up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For honour does not come from the east, or from the west, or uplifting from the south;
- Basic English Bible

For not from the east nor from the west, nor yet from the south doth exaltation [come]:
- Darby Bible

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
- Webster's Bible

For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.
- World English Bible

For not from the east, or from the west, Nor from the wilderness -- [is] elevation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(75:7) For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the wilderness, cometh lifting up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 75:6

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 75:6

75:4 I said - I charged them. Deal not - Desist from your practices. Lift not up - Do not carry yourselves scornfully and maliciously.

75:5 Lift not - A metaphor from untamed oxen, which will not bow their heads to receive the yoke. Stiff neck - With pride and contempt.

75:8 For - God is here compared to the master of a feast, who then used to distribute portions of meat and drink to the several guests. A cup - Of vengeance. Red - Such as the best wine of Judea was. Mixture - The wine is mingled not with water, but with strengthening and intoxicating ingredients. Dregs - The worst and most dreadful part of those tribulations. Shall wring - This dreadful draught was brought upon them by their own choice and wickedness.

Discussion for Psalms 75

  • Cliff on Psalms 75:6
    "For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south."

    So then, it must come from the North?
  • Mishael on Psalm 756 - in Reply on Psalms 75:6
    Psalm 75:6

    Verse 6-10. The rise and fall of nations and empires are in this Psalm ascribed to God. He exalts one and puts down another at his pleasure.

    In this he generally uses instrumentality, but that instrumentality is always rendered effectual by his own agency. When nations or individuals are prosperous, and glorious, and powerful, they usually ascribe all to themselves or to fortune. But it is God who has raised them to eminence.

    When they boast He can humble them. In these verses God is considered as the governor of the world, punishing the wicked, and pouring out judgment on his enemies. The calamities of war, pestilence, and famine, are all ministers of providence to execute wrath. Commentary by Alexander Carson.

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  • Garmai flomo on Psalms 75:6
    God's promote and no man demote.....It is permanent. ......
  • Elexis on Psalms 75:6
    This psalms rings in my heart to relax, God knows what I need and when I need it. He knows how to set my feet on high while I learn how to be content with what I have. I don 't have to worry about a thing. If God be for me....No one can take what belongs to me by God.
  • Temmys on Psalms 75:6
    My own thought about this verse is that in ALL situations in life,GOD will never share is glory with man.
  • Anonymous on Psalms 75:6
    Our destinies are programmed by our maker. And so every step,height we attain in life has already been set by God, our duties is to align with Him NOT man to accessing it.
  • Alice on Psalms 75:6
    It means blessings come from God and not man. God says in his word "not by power nor by might, but by my spirit says the Lord. " Also, his word says when you please Him, He will bless you to find favor in man therefore, it takes God 's favor in whatever endeavors you attempt in life. So why settle for less, when you can get the best, and that 's through Jesus Christ.
  • Nellie on Psalms 75:6
    This verse shows me that if we are in Christ Jesus,and he in us,we don 't have to fight anyone for what his yours.we dont have to Lie, Cheat,and bring down anyone.because in due time God will step in,if that Promotion was your from the,still his wait on it, whatever it is just wait.He his still God,
  • Bishop Dr Akram John on Psalms 75:6
    Hounor does not come from the East,West ,North .this come from the God. but those person who Love and Knows Him to very well.Pslam 91/14 the answer of Pslam 75/6.
  • David on Psalms 75:6
    My thought about psalm 75:6 is simple, trying to go for help from any conner at all aside of God's provision is like trying to get water in the desert and beliving that it will just appear when you don't belive in the supernatural cretor which would certainly amount to nothing reasonable.


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