Isaiah 25:11
New International Version
They will stretch out their hands in it, as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim. God will bring down their pride despite the cleverness of their hands.

New Living Translation
God will push down Moab’s people as a swimmer pushes down water with his hands. He will end their pride and all their evil works.

English Standard Version
And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim, but the LORD will lay low his pompous pride together with the skill of his hands.

Berean Study Bible
He will spread out his hands within it, as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim. His pride will be brought low, despite the cleverness of his hands.

New American Standard Bible
And he will spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.

King James Bible
And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

Christian Standard Bible
He will spread out his arms in the middle of it, as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim. His pride will be brought low, along with the trickery of his hands.

Contemporary English Version
They will struggle to get out, but God will humiliate them no matter how hard they try.

Good News Translation
They will reach out their hands as if they were trying to swim, but God will humiliate them, and their hands will sink helplessly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will spread out his arms in the middle of it, as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim. His pride will be brought low, along with the trickery of his hands.

International Standard Version
They will spread out their hands in the thick of it, just as swimmers spread out their hands to swim, but the LORD will bring down their pride, together with the cleverness of their hands.

NET Bible
Moab will spread out its hands in the middle of it, just as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim; the LORD will bring down Moab's pride as it spreads its hands.

New Heart English Bible
He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Moabites will stretch out their hands in the manure like swimmers who stretch out their hands to swim. [The LORD] will humble those arrogant people despite the movements of their hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, As he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim, His pride shall be brought down together with the cunning of his hands.

New American Standard 1977
And he will spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall extend his hand in the midst of him as he that swims spreads forth his hand to swim: and he shall bring down his pride with the members of his hands

King James 2000 Bible
And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the trickery of their hands.

American King James Version
And he shall spread forth his hands in the middle of them, as he that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

American Standard Version
And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim; but Jehovah will lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall spread forth his hands, even as he also brings down man to destroy him: and he shall bring low his pride in regard to the thing on which he has laid his hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall stretch forth his hands under him, as he that swimmeth stretcheth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down his glory with the dashing of his hands.

Darby Bible Translation
and he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth them forth to swim; and he shall bring down their pride together with the plots of their hands.

English Revised Version
And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he will spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he will bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

World English Bible
He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands.

Young's Literal Translation
And he spread out his hands in its midst, As spread out doth the swimmer to swim; And He hath humbled his excellency With the machinations of his hands.
Study Bible
A Song of Praise for God's Favor
10For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain. But Moab will be trampled in his place as straw is trodden into the dung pile. 11He will spread out his hands within it, as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim. His pride will be brought low, despite the cleverness of his hands. 12The high-walled fortress will be brought down, cast to the ground, into the dust.…
Cross References
Job 40:11
Unleash the fury of your wrath; look on every proud man and bring him low.

Isaiah 2:10
Go into the rocks and hide in the dust from the terror of the LORD and the splendor of His majesty.

Isaiah 2:15
against every high tower, against every fortified wall,

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against His people; He has raised His hand against them and struck them; the mountains quaked, and their corpses lay like refuse in the streets. Yet through all this, His anger is not spent, and His hand is still upraised.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the plan devised for the whole earth, and this is the hand stretched out over all the nations.

Isaiah 16:6
We have heard of Moab's pride, his exceeding pride and conceit, his overflowing arrogance. But his boasting is empty.

Isaiah 16:14
And now the LORD says, "In three years, as a hired worker counts the years, Moab's splendor will become an object of contempt, with all her many people. And those who are left will be few and feeble."

Treasury of Scripture

And he shall spread forth his hands in the middle of them, as he that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

he shall spread

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 14:26
This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

Isaiah 65:2
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

he shall bring

Isaiah 25:5
Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

Isaiah 2:11
The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 10:33
Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.







Lexicon
He will spread out
וּפֵרַ֤שׂ (ū·p̄ê·raś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

his hands
יָדָיו֙ (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

within it,
בְּקִרְבּ֔וֹ (bə·qir·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

a swimmer
הַשֹּׂחֶ֖ה (haś·śō·ḥeh)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7811: To swim, to inundate

spreads [his hands]
יְפָרֵ֥שׂ (yə·p̄ā·rêś)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

to swim.
לִשְׂח֑וֹת (liś·ḥō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7811: To swim, to inundate

His pride
גַּֽאֲוָת֔וֹ (ga·’ă·wā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

will be brought low,
וְהִשְׁפִּיל֙ (wə·hiš·pîl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8213: To be or become low, to be abased

despite
עִ֖ם (‘im)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

the cleverness
אָרְבּ֥וֹת (’ā·rə·bō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 698: An artifice

of his hands.
יָדָֽיו׃ (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(11) As he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim.--The structure of the sentence leaves it uncertain whether the comparison applies (1) to Jehovah spreading forth His hands with the swimmer's strength to repress the pride of Moab, or (2) to the outstretched hands upon the Cross, or (3) to Moab vainly struggling in the deep waters of calamity. Each view has the support of commentators. The last seems beyond question most in harmony with the context. Ineffective struggles for preservation naturally suggest the parallel, "like some strong swimmer in his agony" (Psalm 69:1-2; Psalm 69:14). In the second clause there is, of course, no reason for doubt. It is Jehovah who "brings down the pride" of the guilty nation.

Verse 11. - He shall spread forth his hands... as he that swimmeth. Moab will endeavor to save himself from sinking in the water of the dung-pit; but in vain. God will bring down his pride, or abase his haughtiness, together with all the plots and snares that he contrives. A continued plotting of the enemies of God against his Church seems to be assumed, even after the Church is established in the spiritual Zion under the direct protection and rule of Jehovah. 25:9-12 With joy and praise will those entertain the glad tidings of the Redeemer, who looked for him; and with a triumphant song will glorified saints enter into the joy of their Lord. And it is not in vain to wait for him; for the mercy comes at last, with abundant recompence for the delay. The hands once stretched out upon the cross, to make way for our salvation, will at length be stretched forth to destroy all impenitent sinners. Moab is here put for all adversaries of God's people; they shall all be trodden down or threshed. God shall bring down the pride of the enemies by one humbling judgment after another. This destruction of Moab is typical of Christ's victory, and the pulling down of Satan's strong holds. Therefore, beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; for your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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