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Job 5:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To set on high those that are low: that those who mourn may be exalted to safety.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Setting up on high those that are low; and mourners are exalted to prosperity.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Setting the lowly on high, and, mourners, are uplifted to safety;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high [in] safety.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who setteth up the humble on high, and comforteth with health those that mourn.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To set vp on high those that be low; that those which mourne, may be exalted to safetie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who exalts the lowly, and raises up them that are lost:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
To set up 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
on high 4791
{4791} Prime
From H7311; altitude, that is, concretely (an elevated place), abstractly (elevation), fig (elation), or adverbial (aloft).
those that be low; 8217
{8217} Prime
From H8213; depressed, literally or figuratively.
that those which mourn 6937
{6937} Prime
A primitive root; to be ashy, that is, dark colored; by implication to mourn (in sackcloth or sordid garments).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
may be exalted 7682
{7682} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) lofty, especially inaccessible; by implication safe, strong; used literally and figuratively.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to safety. 3468
{3468} Prime
From H3467; liberty, deliverance, prosperity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 5:11

_ _ Connected with Job 5:9. His “unsearchable” dealings are with a view to raise the humble and abase the proud (Luke 1:52). Therefore Job ought to turn humbly to Him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 5:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 5:11

To set up — That is, he setteth up. Another example of God's great and wonderful works. He gives this instance to comfort and encourage Job to seek to God, because he can raise him out of his greatest depths.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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set up:

1 Samuel 2:7-8 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. ... He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psalms 107:41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like a flock.
Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done [it].
Luke 1:52-53 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.


Luke 6:21 Blessed [are ye] that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are ye] that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
James 1:9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
James 4:6-10 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].


Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them].
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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Dt 33:27. 1S 2:7. Ps 91:14; 107:41. Ezk 17:24. Lk 1:52; 6:21. Jm 1:9; 4:6. 1P 1:3; 5:10.

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