1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's, and upon them He has set the world.
Cross References
James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?

2 Samuel 7:8
Now then, you are to tell My servant David that this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be the ruler over My people Israel.

1 Kings 16:2
"Even though I lifted you out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Israel, you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have caused My people Israel to sin and to provoke Me to anger by their sins.

2 Kings 9:6
So Jehu got up and went into the house, where the young prophet poured the oil on his head and declared, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anoint you king over the LORD's people Israel.

Job 1:21
saying: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

Job 36:7
He does not take His eyes off the righteous, but He enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Job 42:10
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his former possessions.

Psalm 75:3
When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah

Psalm 75:7
but it is God who judges; He brings down one and exalts another.

Psalm 104:5
He set the earth on its foundations, never to be moved.

Psalm 107:41
But He lifts the needy from affliction and increases their families like flocks.

Psalm 113:7
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the dump

Psalm 113:8
to seat them with nobles, with the princes of His people.

Isaiah 22:23
I will drive him like a peg into a firm place, and he will be a throne of glory for the house of his father.

Daniel 2:48
Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 4:17
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High rules over the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'

Treasury of Scripture
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts 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 has set the world on them.

the poor

Job 2:8
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job 42:10-12
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before…

Psalm 113:7,8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; …

set them

1 Samuel 15:17
And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

Genesis 41:14,40
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh…

2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

the pillars

Job 38:4-6
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 102:25
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.


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