1 Samuel 2:7–8; Psalm 103:16; Psalm 113:7

oThe Lord makes poor and makes rich;

phe brings low and he exalts.

qHe raises up the poor from the dust;

he lifts the needy from the ash heap

rto make them sit with princes

and inherit a seat of honor.

sFor the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,

and on them he has set the world.


16  for vthe wind passes over it, and wit is gone,

and xits place knows it no more.


He mraises the poor from the dust

and lifts the needy from the ash heap,