New American Standard Bible
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock.
King James Bible
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
Darby Bible Translation
But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh him families like flocks.
World English Bible
Yet he lifts the needy out of their affliction, and increases their families like a flock.
Young's Literal Translation
And setteth on high the needy from affliction, And placeth families as a flock.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction - Margin, "after." The sense is not materially different. The idea is, that while he thus humbles princes, bringing them down from their lofty position, he has respect to the poor in their condition of suffering and trial, and raises them from that depressed state, and gives them prosperity. Thus he orders the circumstances of people, and shows his sovereignty.
And maketh him families like flock - Numerous as a flock. Large families were accounted a blessing among the Hebrews. See the notes at Psalm 107:38.
LibraryGod's Great Deliverance of his People. --Ps. Cvii.
God's great Deliverance of His People.--Ps. cvii. part I.--The Wilderness. part II.--From Captivity. part III. From Malignant Disease. part IV. Perils on the Deep. Thank and praise Jehovah's name For his mercies firm and sure, From eternity the same, To eternity endure. Let the ransom'd thus rejoice, Gather'd out of every land; As the people of his choice, Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. In the wilderness astray, Hither, thither, while they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way, Far from refuge, …
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1 Samuel 2:8
"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.
"They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
But He led forth His own people like sheep And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To make them sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
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