Isaiah 2:9
New International Version
So people will be brought low and everyone humbled-- do not forgive them.

New Living Translation
So now they will be humbled, and all will be brought low--do not forgive them.

English Standard Version
So man is humbled, and each one is brought low— do not forgive them!

Berean Study Bible
So mankind is brought low, and man is humbled—do not forgive them!

New American Standard Bible
So the common man has been humbled And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them.

King James Bible
And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

Christian Standard Bible
So humanity is brought low, and each person is humbled. Do not forgive them!

Contemporary English Version
And so, all of them will be ashamed and disgraced. Don't forgive them!

Good News Translation
Everyone will be humiliated and disgraced. Do not forgive them, LORD!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So humanity is brought low, and man is humbled. Do not forgive them!

International Standard Version
"So mankind is humbled, each human being is brought low, and you won't forgive."

NET Bible
Men bow down to them in homage, they lie flat on the ground in worship. Don't spare them!

New Heart English Bible
Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore do not forgive them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will be brought down. Everyone will be humbled. Do not forgive them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And man boweth down, And man lowereth himself; And Thou canst not bear with them.

New American Standard 1977
So the common man has been humbled, And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself; therefore thou shalt not forgive them.

King James 2000 Bible
And man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.

American King James Version
And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.

American Standard Version
And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is brought low: therefore forgive them not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.

Darby Bible Translation
And the mean man shall be bowed down, and the great man shall be brought low: and do not thou forgive them!

English Revised Version
And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is brought low; therefore forgive them not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

World English Bible
Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore don't forgive them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the low boweth down, and the high is humbled, And Thou acceptest them not.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Day of Reckoning
8Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made. 9So mankind is brought low, and man is humbled— do not forgive them! 10Go into the rocks and hide in the dust from the terror of the LORD and the splendor of His majesty.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:5
Do not cover up their iniquity or let their sin be blotted out from Your sight, for they have provoked the builders.

Psalm 49:2
both low and high, rich and poor alike.

Psalm 59:5
O LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, rise up to punish all the nations; show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah

Psalm 62:9
Lowborn men are but a vapor; the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they are pushed up; together they are but a breath.

Isaiah 5:15
So mankind will be brought low, and each man humbled; the arrogant will lower their eyes.

Jeremiah 18:23
But You, O LORD, know all their deadly plots against me. Do not wipe out their guilt or blot out their sin from Your sight. Let them be overthrown before You; deal with them in the time of Your anger.

Treasury of Scripture

And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.

the mean

Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall …

Psalm 49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Jeremiah 5:4,5 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they …

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

humbleth

Isaiah 57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, …

Colossians 2:18,23 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

therefore

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he …

Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, you know all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive …

Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness, …







Lexicon
So mankind
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

is brought low,
וַיִּשַּׁ֥ח (way·yiš·šaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

and man
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is humbled—
וַיִּשְׁפַּל־ (way·yiš·pal-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8213: To be or become low, to be abased

do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

forgive them!
תִּשָּׂ֖א (tiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take
(9) And the mean man boweth down.--The English gives adequately the significance of the two words for "man"--in Hebrew, adam and ish. The Authorised Version applies the words to the prostrations of the worshippers of idols, whether of low or high degree; others refer them to the punishment of that idolatry: The mean man must be bowed down . . . the great man must be humbled.

Therefore forgive them not.--As a prayer the words find a parallel in Psalm 69:27; Psalm 109:14, but the rendering adopted by Cheyne and others, And thou canst not forgive them, is perhaps preferable. The sin is treated as "a sin unto death," for which it is vain to pray (Isaiah 22:14).

Verse 9. - And the mean man boweth down, etc. So Ewald and Kay; but most other commentators render, "Therefore shall the mean man be bowed down, and the great man brought low, and thou shalt not [or, 'canst not'] forgive them" (Rosenmüller, Lowth, Gcsenius, Knobel, Cheyne). The transition from narrative to threatening comes best at the beginning of the verse. 2:1-9 The calling of the Gentiles, the spread of the gospel, and that far more extensive preaching of it yet to come, are foretold. Let Christians strengthen one another, and support one another. It is God who teaches his people, by his word and Spirit. Christ promotes peace, as well as holiness. If all men were real Christians, there could be no war; but nothing answering to these expressions has yet taken place on the earth. Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. Let us remember that when true religion flourishes, men delight in going up to the house of the Lord, and in urging others to accompany them. Those are in danger who please themselves with strangers to God; for we soon learn to follow the ways of persons whose company we keep. It is not having silver and gold, horses and chariots, that displeases God, but depending upon them, as if we could not be safe, and easy, and happy without them, and could not but be so with them. Sin is a disgrace to the poorest and the lowest. And though lands called Christian are not full of idols, in the literal sense, are they not full of idolized riches? and are not men so busy about their gains and indulgences, that the Lord, his truths, and precepts, are forgotten or despised?
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