1 Samuel 2:6-7

6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

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1 Samuel 2:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
ESV
6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
NLT
6 The LORD gives both death and life; he brings some down to the grave but raises others up.
MSG
6 God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up.
CSB
6 The Lord brings death and gives life; He sends [some] to Sheol, and He raises [others] up.

1 Samuel 2:6-7 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 2

In this chapter the song of Hannah is recorded, 1Sa 2:1-10, and an account is given of the return of Elkanah and Hannah to their own home, and of the care she took yearly to provide a coat for Samuel, and of her being blessed with many other children, and of the growth and ministry of Samuel before the Lord, 1Sa 2:11,18-21,26, and of the wickedness of the sons of Eli, 1Sa 2:12-17, and of Eli's too gentle treatment of them when he reproved them for it, 1Sa 2:22-25 and of a sharp message sent him from the Lord on that account, threatening destruction to his house, of which the death of his two sons would be a sign, 1Sa 2:27-36.

1 Samuel 2:6-7 In-Context

4 “The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.
5 Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.
6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; on them he has set the world.
9 He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails;

Cross References 4

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:39
  • 2. Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:3,12
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 8:18
  • 4. Job 5:11; Job 40:12; Psalms 75:7; Isaiah 2:12; Isaiah 13:11; Isaiah 22:19; Daniel 4:37
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