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Proverbs 3:34

    Proverbs 3:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.

    Webster's Revision

    Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.

    World English Bible

    Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely he scorneth the scorners, but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

    Definitions for Proverbs 3:34

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:34

    Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly - The Septuagint has Κυριος ὑπερηφανοις αντιτασσεται, ταπεινοις δε διδωσι χαριν. The Lord resisteth the proud; but giveth grace to the humble. These words are quoted by St. Peter, 1 Peter 5:5, and by St. James, James 4:6, just as they stand in the Septuagint, with the change of ὁ Θεος, God, for Κυριος, the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:34

    Surely - Better, If he scorneth the scorners, i. e., Divine scorn of evil is the complement, and, as it were, the condition, of divine bounty to the lowly (compare the marginal reference and the Proverbs 1:26 note).