Isaiah 2:13

13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,

Isaiah 2:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
ESV
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up; and against all the oaks of Bashan;
NLT
13 He will cut down the tall cedars of Lebanon and all the mighty oaks of Bashan.
MSG
13 Against all giant sequoias hugely towering, and against the expansive chestnut;
CSB
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan,

Isaiah 2:13 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 2:13

And upon all the cedars of Lebanon [that are] high and
lifted up
That is, upon the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication with Babylon, and will join with the beast and false prophet in making war with the Lamb. So the Targum, Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret it of the kings of the nations, mighty and strong: and upon all the oaks of Bashan;
nobles, princes, governors of provinces, as the same writers explain the words, oaks being inferior to cedars: the day of the Lord will be upon these, and their destruction come on at the battle of Armageddon, ( Revelation 19:18-21 ) .

Isaiah 2:13 In-Context

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,
14 for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,
15 for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Judges 9:15; Isaiah 10:34; Isaiah 29:17; Ezekiel 27:5
  • 2. Isaiah 10:33
  • 3. S Psalms 22:12; Zechariah 11:2