Isaiah 2:11

11 The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:11 in Other Translations

11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
11 The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
11 Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. Only the LORD will be exalted on that day of judgment.
11 People with a big head are headed for a fall, pretentious egos brought down a peg. It's God alone at front-and-center on the Day we're talking about,
11 Human pride will be humbled, and the loftiness of men will be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.

Isaiah 2:11 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 2:11

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled
Particularly of the man of sin, the son of perdition, who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, assuming that to himself which belongs to God; looking down with contempt upon, and behaving haughtily and insolently to all below him; blaspheming the name of God, his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven; he shall be humbled, consumed, and destroyed with the breath of Christ's mouth, and the brightness of his coming, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 2 Thessalonians 2:8 )

and the haughtiness of man shall be bowed down;
of the followers of antichrist, who have boasted of their wisdom and knowledge, of their number, power, greatness, and authority, of their wealth and riches, and of their merits and works of supererogation; their pride will now be stained, and all their glory laid in the dust:

and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day:
in his divine Person, and in all his offices, and especially in his kingly office; he shall be King over all the earth, the kingdoms of this world will become his, he shall be the one Lord, and his name one, ( Zechariah 14:9 ) ( Revelation 11:15 ) this will be in the spiritual reign of Christ, in the latter day, or last day of the Gospel dispensation, when the church will be exalted, as in ( Isaiah 2:2 ) and in the personal reign of Christ it will still more appear, that he, and he alone, will be exalted by and among his people, among whom his tabernacle will be, for then he will have no rivals; not only all rule, power, and authority among men, will be put down, and the beast and false prophet will have been cast alive into the lake of fire; but Satan, the god of this world, will be taken and bound, and cast into the bottomless pit, and so remain during the time of Christ's thousand years' reign with his saints on earth: this passage is referred by the Jews F21 to the end of the six thousand years the world according to them shall stand.


F21 T. Bab. Roshhashana, fol. 31. 1. & Sanhedrin, fol. 92. 2. & 97. 1.

Isaiah 2:11 In-Context

9 So people will be brought low and everyone humbled— do not forgive them.
10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORDand the splendor of his majesty!
11 The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),
13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Nehemiah 9:29; Habakkuk 2:5
  • 2. S ver 9
  • 3. Isaiah 5:15; Isaiah 10:12; Isaiah 37:23; Ezekiel 31:10
  • 4. S Job 40:11
  • 5. S Psalms 46:10
  • 6. ver 17,20; Isaiah 3:7,18; Isaiah 4:1,2; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 7:18; Isaiah 17:4,7; Isaiah 24:21; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 26:1; Isaiah 27:1