Psalms 18:27

27 You take the side of the down-and-out, But the stuck-up you take down a peg.

Psalms 18:27 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:27

For thou wilt save the afflicted people
As the people of God commonly are; they are afflicted with sin, and the corruption of their own hearts, and with Satan and his temptations, and with the world, its reproaches, and persecutions; but God in his own time saves them out of them, if not here, yet hereafter. This is particularly and eminently true of the Christians who lived between the crucifixion of Christ and the destruction of Jerusalem; who were greatly afflicted and persecuted by the Jews, but were in a remarkable manner saved a little before the destruction of Jerusalem, by being directed to go out of it to a place called Pella F3; so that not one Christian suffered in it;

but wilt bring down high looks;
or proud men, whom God humbles; these he abhors, resists, sets himself against, scatters and destroys. The Jews were a very proud people, and behaved in an insolent and insulting manner towards Christ and his followers; but the high looks of the chief priests, Scribes, and Pharisees, were brought down to a purpose, when their city, temple, and nation, were destroyed; see ( Isaiah 2:11 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Euseb. Eccl. Hist. l. 3. c. 5.

Psalms 18:27 In-Context

25 The good people taste your goodness, The whole people taste your health,
26 The true people taste your truth, The bad ones can't figure you out.
27 You take the side of the down-and-out, But the stuck-up you take down a peg.
28 Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life; I'm blazing with glory, God's glory!
29 I smash the bands of marauders, I vault the highest fences.