New Living Translation
"Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
King James Bible
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith.
World English Bible
Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, a presumptuous one! Not upright is his soul within him, And the righteous by his stedfastness liveth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 Which is lifted up - That proudly contests with the justice and wisdom of the Divine Providence, and provides for his own safety by his own wit. The just - The humble and upright one, who adores the depth of divine providence, and is persuaded of the truth of divine promises. Shall live - Supports himself, by a firm expectation of the deliverance of Zion.
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Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away."
In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success.
"I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and humble the pride of the mighty.
and faithfully obeys my decrees and regulations. Anyone who does these things is just and will surely live, says the Sovereign LORD.
As he looked out across the city, he said, 'Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor.'
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