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Psalms 113:7

    Psalms 113:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He takes the poor man out of the dust, lifting him up from his low position;

    Webster's Revision

    He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

    World English Bible

    He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 113:7

    He raiseth up the poor - The poorest man, in the meanest and most abject circumstances, is an object of his merciful regards. He may here allude to the wretched state of the captives in Babylon, whom God raised up out of that dust and dunghill. Others apply it to the resurreetion of the dead.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 113:7

    He raiseth up the poor out of the dust - From the most humble condition in life. He exalts them to conditions of wealth, rank, honor. He has power to do this; he actually does it. This is not intended to be affirmed as a universal truth, or to assert that it is always done, but that it is among the things which show his majesty, his power, and his goodness, and which lay the foundation for praise.

    And lifteth the needy out of the dunghill - From the condition of lowest poverty. Instances are sufficiently abundant in which this is done, to justify such an assertion, and to show that it is a proper foundation of praise to God.