New International Version
But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.
King James Bible
But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
Darby Bible Translation
But the noble deviseth noble things; and to noble things doth he stand.
World English Bible
But the noble devises noble things; and he will continue in noble things.
Young's Literal Translation
And the noble counselled noble things, And he for noble things riseth up.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Liberal things "Generous purposes" - "Of the four sorts of persons mentioned Isaiah 32:5, three are described, Isaiah 32:6, Isaiah 32:7, and Isaiah 32:8, but not the fourth." - Secker. Perhaps for והוא vehu, and he, we ought to read ושוע veshoa, the bountiful.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
stand. or, be established
'And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.'--ISAIAH xxxii. 2. We may well say, Of whom speaketh the prophet this? Here are distinctly attributed to one of ourselves, if we take the words in their simplicity and fulness, functions and powers which universal experience has taught us not to look for in humanity. And there have been a great many attempts--as it seems to me, altogether …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Peace on Earth through Righteousness
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Letter xxvi. (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
2 Samuel 14:14
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
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