Isaiah 26:6

6 Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.

Isaiah 26:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
ESV
6 The foot tramples it, the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy."
NLT
6 The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot, and the needy walk all over it.
MSG
6 All the exploited and outcast peoples build their lives on the reclaimed land.
CSB
6 Feet trample it, the feet of the humble, the steps of the poor.

Isaiah 26:6 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 26:6

The foot shall tread it down
Trample upon it when brought down, laid low, and level with the ground, as mire is trodden in the streets, and straw for the dunghill; as grapes in the winepress, or grass by the feet of cattle: not the foot of a prince, as Aben Ezra observes, or of mighty men; but, as follows, [even] the feet of the poor, [and] the steps of the needy;
these are not the Israelites in a literal sense, as Kimchi explains it; but the spiritual Israel of God; the righteous, as the Targum paraphrases it; the saints of the most High, to whom the kingdom and dominion under the whole heaven will now be given, and who will be just come out of great tribulation; for the words suggest, that the people of God will be a poor and afflicted people, and very feeble, and sore distressed, a little before the destruction of antichrist; but as God has been always used to do his work by the poor and weak things of this world, by mean and feeble instruments, so he will now, and raise his poor and needy ones to a very high and exalted estate; all their enemies shall be subdued and crushed under their feet; see ( Malachi 4:3 ) ( Daniel 7:27 ) Jarchi interprets the feet of the poor of the feet of the King Messiah, according to ( Zechariah 9:9 ) .

Isaiah 26:6 In-Context

4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.
5 He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.
6 Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
7 The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 5:5
  • 2. Isaiah 49:26
  • 3. S Isaiah 3:15; S Isaiah 14:30