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1 Samuel 2:8-10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

He raises the poor from the dust,
    and he takes away their sadness.[a]
He makes them important
    and seats them with princes and at the places for honored guests.
The Lord made the whole world,
    and the whole world belongs to him.[b]

He protects his holy people.
    He keeps them from stumbling.
But evil people will be destroyed.
    They will fall in the darkness.
    Their power won’t help them win.
10 The Lord destroys his enemies.
    God Most High will thunder in heaven against people.
The Lord will judge even the lands that are far away.
    He will give power to his king.
    He will make his chosen king[c] strong.”


  1. 1 Samuel 2:8 he … sadness Literally, “he picks up the poor from the ashes.”
  2. 1 Samuel 2:8 The Lord made … to him Literally, “The whole world, even to its foundations, belongs to the Lord. He set the world on those pillars.”
  3. 1 Samuel 2:10 chosen king Literally, “anointed one.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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