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Proverbs 3:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace to the lowly.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Though at scoffers he scoffeth, yet, to the humbled, he granteth favour.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giueth grace vnto the lowly.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord resists the proud; but he gives grace to the humble.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Surely x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
scorneth 3887
{3887} Prime
לוּץ
luwts
{loots}
A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the scorners: 3887
{3887} Prime
לוּץ
luwts
{loots}
A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
but he giveth 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
grace 2580
{2580} Prime
חֵן
chen
{khane}
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty).
unto the lowly. 6035
{6035} Prime
עָנָו
`anav
{aw-nawv'}
The second form is by intermixture with H6041; from H6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly).
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y6041
[6041] Standard
עָנִי
`aniy
{aw-nee'}
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:32-35.


Proverbs 3:34

_ _ The retribution of sinners, as in Psalms 18:26.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:27-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:34

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

(q) He will show by his plagues that their scorn will turn to their own destruction, (Proverbs 1:26).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he scorneth:

Proverbs 9:7-8 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a blot. ... Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs 9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it].
Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Proverbs 21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD [be] high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

he giveth:

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Ps 138:6. Pv 9:7, 12; 19:29; 21:24. Is 57:15. Jm 4:6. 1P 5:5.

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