New American Standard Bible
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
King James Bible
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Darby Bible Translation
He indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
World English Bible
Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
Young's Literal Translation
If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Surely - Better, If he scorneth the scorners, i. e., Divine scorn of evil is the complement, and, as it were, the condition, of divine bounty to the lowly (compare the marginal reference and the Proverbs 1:26 note).
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But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
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.
With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
"Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.
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