Isaiah 2:9

9 So people will be brought low and everyone humbled— do not forgive them.[a]

Isaiah 2:9 in Other Translations

9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
9 So man is humbled, and each one is brought low-- do not forgive them!
9 So now they will be humbled, and all will be brought low— do not forgive them.
9 A degenerate race, facedown in the gutter. Don't bother with them! They're not worth forgiving! Pretentious Egos Brought Down to Earth
9 So humanity is brought low, and man is humbled. Do not forgive them!

Isaiah 2:9 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 2:9

And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
Both high and low, rich and poor, bow down unto, humble themselves before, and worship idols made by the hands of men: the words for the "mean man" and "the great man" are (Mda) and (vya) , "Adam" and "Ish"; and which are also interpreted by Jarchi of little or mean men, and of princes and mighty ones:

therefore forgive them not;
their sins of soothsaying, covetousness, and idolatry; and such that worship the beast and his image shall not be forgiven, but drink of the wine of divine wrath, and be tormented with fire for ever and ever, ( Revelation 14:9-11 ) . These are either the words of the prophet to the Lord representing the church, and imprecating evils on antichristian worshippers; or of the angel to the Christian powers, exhorting them not to spare Babylon, ( Revelation 18:6 Revelation 18:7 ) some refer these words to the mean and great men bowing down and humbling themselves, and read them in connection with them thus, "and lifts not up unto them"; that is, the head or soul; so Aben Ezra, who also observes, that the word "earth" may be wanting, and supplied thus, "and the earth shall not bear them"; they shall be destroyed from off it, both the idols and the worshippers of them. See ( Psalms 10:16 ) ( 104:35 ) .

Isaiah 2:9 In-Context

7 Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.
8 Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 62:9
  • 2. ver 11,17; Isaiah 5:15; Isaiah 13:11
  • 3. S Nehemiah 4:5

Footnotes 1

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