Isaiah 26:5
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
He humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant city. He brings it down to the dust.

English Standard Version
For he has humbled the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low, lays it low to the ground, casts it to the dust.

Berean Study Bible
For He has humbled those who dwell on high; He lays the lofty city low. He brings it down to the ground; He casts it into the dust.

King James Bible
For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

New King James Version
For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust.

New American Standard Bible
“For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

NASB 1995
“For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

NASB 1977
“For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

Amplified Bible
“For He has thrown down the [arrogant] ones who dwell on high, the lofty and inaccessible city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He hurls it to the dust.

Christian Standard Bible
For he has humbled those who live in lofty places — an inaccessible city. He brings it down; he brings it down to the ground; he throws it to the dust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He has humbled those who live in lofty places— an inaccessible city. He brings it down; He brings it down to the ground; He throws it to the dust.

American Standard Version
For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he shall humble the dwellers in the high place, and the mighty city he shall lay low unto the ground, and he shall bring it unto the dust!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who hast humbled and brought down them that dwell on high thou shalt cast down strong cities, and bring them to the ground.

Contemporary English Version
God has put down our enemies in their mountain city and rubbed it in the dirt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall bring down them that dwell on high, the high city he shall lay low. He shall bring it down even to the ground, he shall pull it down even to the dust.

English Revised Version
For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

Good News Translation
He has humbled those who were proud; he destroyed the strong city they lived in, and sent its walls crashing into the dust.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has brought down those who live high in the towering city. He levels it. He levels it to the ground and throws it into the dust.

International Standard Version
For he has made drunk the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground casting it down to the dust,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He hath brought down them that dwell on high, The lofty city, laying it low, laying it low even to the ground, Bringing it even to the dust.

Literal Standard Version
For He bowed down the dwellers on high, A city set on high He makes low, He makes it low to the earth, He causes it to come to the dust,

NET Bible
Indeed, the LORD knocks down those who live in a high place, he brings down an elevated town; he brings it down to the ground, he throws it down to the dust.

New Heart English Bible
For he has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground. He casts it to the dust.

World English Bible
For he has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust.

Young's Literal Translation
For He bowed down the dwellers on high, A city set on high He maketh low, He maketh it low unto the earth, He causeth it to come unto the dust,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Song of Trust in God's Provision
4Trust in the LORD forever, because GOD the LORD is the Rock eternal. 5For He has humbled those who dwell on high; He lays the lofty city low. He brings it down to the ground; He casts it into the dust. 6Feet trample it down—the feet of the oppressed, the steps of the poor.…

Cross References
Job 40:11
Unleash the fury of your wrath; look on every proud man and bring him low.

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.

Isaiah 25:2
Indeed, You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin. The fortress of strangers is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.

Isaiah 25:12
The high-walled fortress will be brought down, cast to the ground, into the dust.

Isaiah 32:19
But hail will level the forest, and the city will sink to the depths.

Lamentations 2:2
Without pity the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob. In His wrath He has demolished the fortified cities of the Daughter of Judah. He brought to the ground and defiled her kingdom and its princes.

Ezekiel 26:11
The hooves of his horses will trample all your streets. He will slaughter your people with the sword, and your mighty pillars will fall to the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

For he brings down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.

bringeth

Isaiah 2:12
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

Isaiah 13:11
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Isaiah 14:13
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

the lofty

Isaiah 25:12
And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Isaiah 32:19
When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

Isaiah 47:1
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.









(5) The lofty city, he layeth it low . . .--The "city" is probably the great imperial "city of confusion" that had exalted itself against God and his people. To that city, Moab, in all its pride, was but as a tributary.

Verse 5. - He bringeth down; rather, he hath brought down. The redeemed praise God for his past mercies. He brought down in his own good time all the proud and lofty ones who exalted themselves against him and oppressed his saints, making cities desolate (Isaiah 24:10, 12) and giving over their inhabitants to destruction (Isaiah 24:6). Them that dwell on high; i.e. "that exalt themselves." It is net eminence, but pride, that provokes the Divine anger. The heathen judged differently (see Herod., 7:10, § 4). The lofty city (comp. Isaiah 24:10, 12; Isaiah 25:2, 3). The "world-city" (as it has been called); i.e. the idealized stronghold of the adversaries of God in this world, is intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He has humbled
הֵשַׁח֙ (hê·šaḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

those who dwell
יֹשְׁבֵ֣י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on high—
מָר֔וֹם (mā·rō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4791: Altitude

He lays
יַשְׁפִּילֶ֤נָּה (yaš·pî·len·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8213: To be or become low, to be abased

the lofty
נִשְׂגָּבָ֑ה (niś·gā·ḇāh)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong

city {low}.
קִרְיָ֖ה (qir·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7151: A town, city

He brings it down
יַשְׁפִּילָהּ֙ (yaš·pî·lāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8213: To be or become low, to be abased

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the ground;
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

He casts
יַגִּיעֶ֖נָּה (yag·gî·‘en·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

it into
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the dust.
עָפָֽר׃ (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud


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