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Psalms 18:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For it is thou that savest the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes wilt thou bring down.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, as for thee, an oppressed people, thou didst save, but, looks that were lofty, layedst thou low;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou wilt saue the afflicted people: but wilt bring downe high lookes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou wilt save the lowly people, and wilt humble the eyes of the proud.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou wilt x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
save 3467
{3467} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the afflicted 6041
{6041} Prime
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
people; 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
but wilt bring down 8213
{8213} Prime
A primitive root; to depress or sink (especially figuratively to humiliate, intransitively or transitively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
high 7311
{7311} Prime
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
looks. 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:25-27.

Psalms 18:27

_ _ the afflicted people — that is, the humbly pious.

_ _ high looks — pride (Psalms 101:5; Psalms 131:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:20-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 18:27

For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt (u) bring down high looks.

(u) When their sin is come to the full measure.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.
Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalms 34:19 Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Psalms 40:17 But I [am] poor and needy; [yet] the Lord thinketh upon me: thou [art] my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
2 Samuel 22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes [are] upon the haughty, [that] thou mayest bring [them] down.
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.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
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.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?


Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
Psalms 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, [which is] thy sword:
Psalms 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Proverbs 6:16-17 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: ... A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 30:12 [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Isaiah 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, [that] when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
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2S 22:28. Ps 9:18; 10:4; 17:10, 13; 34:6, 19; 40:17; 101:5. Pv 6:16; 30:12. Is 3:9; 10:12; 57:15; 66:2. Lk 1:52; 18:14. 2Co 8:9. Jm 2:5.

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