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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!
King James Bible
And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
New King James Version
People bow down, And each man humbles himself; Therefore do not forgive them.
New American Standard Bible
So the common person has been humbled And the person of importance has been brought low, But do not forgive them.
So the common man has been humbled And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them.
So the common man has been humbled, And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them.
So the common man has been humbled [before idols] And the man of importance has been degraded, Therefore do not forgive them [O LORD].
Christian Standard Bible
So humanity is brought low, and each person is humbled. Do not forgive them!
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So humanity is brought low, and man is humbled. Do not forgive them!
American Standard Version
And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is brought low: therefore forgive them not.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man is humbled, and the mighty man is fallen, and you shall not forgive them
Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the mean man bowed down, and the great man was humbled: and I will not pardon them.
Contemporary English Version
And so, all of them will be ashamed and disgraced. Don't forgive them!
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.
Good News Translation
Everyone will be humiliated and disgraced. Do not forgive them, LORD!
International Standard Version
"So mankind is humbled, each human being is brought low, and you won't forgive."
JPS Tanakh 1917
And man boweth down, And man lowereth himself; And Thou canst not bear with them.
Literal Standard Version
And the low bows down, and the high is humbled, And You do not accept them.
New American Bible
So all shall be abased, each one brought low. Do not pardon them!
Men bow down to them in homage, they lie flat on the ground in worship. Don't spare them!
New Revised Standard Version
And so people are humbled, and everyone is brought low— do not forgive them!
New Heart English Bible
So people bow down, people are low, therefore do not lift them up.
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.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe 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.…
Do not cover up their iniquity or let their sin be blotted out from Your sight, for they have provoked the builders.
both low and high, rich and poor alike.
O LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, rouse Yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah
Lowborn men are but a vapor, the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they go up; together they are but a vapor.
So mankind will be brought low, and each man humbled; the arrogant will lower their eyes.
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.
Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
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 know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God…
Isaiah 57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.
Colossians 2:18,23 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, …
Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.
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.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being
is brought low,
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8213: To be or become low, to be abased
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take
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OT Prophets: Isaiah 2:9 Man is brought low and mankind (Isa Isi Is)