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Job 5:11

    Job 5:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Lifting up those who are low, and putting the sad in a safe place;

    Webster's Revision

    So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.

    World English Bible

    so that he sets up on high those who are low, those who mourn are exalted to safety.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that he setteth up on high those that be low; and those which mourn are exalted to safety.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 5:11

    To set up on high those that be low - He so distributes his providential blessings without partiality, that the land of the poor man is as well sunned and watered as that of the rich; so that he is thus set upon a level with the lords of the soil.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 5:11

    To set up on high - That is, who sets up on high; or God exalts those who are low. From the works of nature, Eliphaz passes to the dealings of God with people, as designed to show that he was worthy of confidence. The first proof is, that he showed himself to be the friend of the humble and the afflicted, and often exalted those who were in lowly circumstances, in a manner which evinced his direct interposition. It is to be remembered here, that Eliphaz is detailing the result of his own observation, and stating the reasons which he had observed for putting confidence in God; and the meaning here is, that he had so often seen this done as to show that God was the friend of the humble and the poor. This sentiment was afterward expressed with great beauty by Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus:

    He hath put down the mighty from their seats,

    And exalted them of low degree;

    He hath filled the hungry with good things,

    And the rich he hath sent empty away.
    Book: Job