James 1:9
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English Standard Version
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,

King James Bible
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

American Standard Version
But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let the brother of low condition glory in his exaltation:

English Revised Version
But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

Weymouth New Testament
Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;

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Vincent's Word Studies

But

Omitted in A. V. Introducing a contrast with the double-minded.

The brother of low degree (ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὁ ταπεινὸς)

Lit., the brother, the lowly one. Not in the higher Christian sense of ταπεινὸς (see on Matthew 11:29), but, rather, poor and afflicted, as contrasted with rich.

Rejoice (καυχάσθω)

Not strong enough. It is, rather, boast. So Rev., glory. Compare Romans 5:3; Philippians 3:3.

In that he is exalted (ἐν τῷ ὕψει αὐτοῦ)

Lit., in his exaltation. Rev., in his high estate.

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the brother.

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

Deuteronomy 15:7,9,11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Luke 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

rejoice. or, glory.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Romans 5:2,3 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God...

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

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in.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him that sent me...

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews...

Revelation 5:9,10 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 7:9,10 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...

Cross References
Isaiah 29:19
The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

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