New American Standard Bible
For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
King James Bible
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is thou that savest the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes wilt thou bring down.
World English Bible
For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For thou wilt save the afflicted people - From the particular tokens of divine favor toward himself in affliction and trouble, the psalmist now draws the general inference that this was the character of God, and that others in affliction might hope for his interposition as he had done.
But wilt bring down high looks - Another general inference probably derived from the dealings of God with the proud and haughty foes of the psalmist. As God had humbled them, so he infers that he would deal with others in the same way. "High looks" are indicative of pride and haughtiness. Compare Psalm 101:5; Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 21:4; Isaiah 2:11 (notes); Isaiah 10:12; Daniel 7:20.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
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For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
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