New International Version
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
King James Bible
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Darby Bible Translation
Humble yourselves before [the] Lord, and he shall exalt you.
World English Bible
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Young's Literal Translation
be made low before the Lord, and He shall exalt you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord - In James 4:7 they were exhorted to submit to God; here they are exhorted to humble themselves in his sight. Submission to God's authority will precede humiliation of soul, and genuine repentance is performed as in the sight of God; for when a sinner is truly awakened to a sense of his guilt and danger, he seems to see, whithersoever he turns, the face of a justly incensed God turned against him.
He shall lift you up - Mourners and penitents lay on the ground, and rolled themselves in the dust. When comforted and pardoned, they arose from the earth, shook themselves from the dust, and clothed themselves in their better garments. God promises to raise these from the dust, when sufficiently humbled.
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Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.--JAMES 4:8. Enoch walked with God.--Can two walk together, except they be agreed?--It is good for me to draw near to God. The Lord is with you, while ye be with him: and if ye seek him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. When they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of …
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So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
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