34 He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.

Other Translations of Proverbs 3:34

King James Version

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

English Standard Version

34 Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.Or grace

The Message

34 He gives proud skeptics a cold shoulder, but if you're down on your luck, he's right there to help.

New King James Version

34 Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.

New Living Translation

34 The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 3:34

Commentary on Proverbs 3:27-35

(Read Proverbs 3:27-35)

Our business is to observe the precepts of Christ, and to copy his example; to do justice, to love mercy, and to beware of covetousness; to be ready for every good work, avoiding needless strife, and bearing evils, if possible, rather than seeking redress by law. It will be found there is little got by striving. Let us not envy prosperous oppressors; far be it from the disciples of Christ to choose any of their ways. These truths may be despised by the covetous and luxurious, but everlasting contempt will be the portion of such scorners, while Divine favour is shown to the humble believer.