Isaiah 2:12

ESV For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low;
NIV The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),
NASB For the Lord of armies will have a day of reckoning Against everyone who is arrogant and haughty, And against everyone who is lifted up, That he may be brought low.
CSB For a day belonging to the Lord of Armies is coming against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up--it will be humbled --
NLT For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has a day of reckoning. He will punish the proud and mighty and bring down everything that is exalted.
KJV 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:

What does Isaiah 2:12 mean?

Sometimes it seems as if those who do evil and rebel against God in pride and arrogance are getting away with their actions (Psalm 73:2–3; Habakkuk 1:2–4). They seem to be winning, as the people of Israel were during Isaiah's time (Isaiah 2:7). Isaiah assures us that such seasons always end. Sin may seem to pay off, at first, but there will always be consequences (Proverbs 11:4, 21; Matthew 12:36).

Isaiah calls God "the LORD of hosts," a name which points to His power. The Lord promises a reckoning against everything proud and self-exalted and rebellious against him. The arrogant may tell themselves they have won and will never be brought down (Psalm 10:11; 115:2). Yet this is not true (Deuteronomy 32:25; Hebrews 10:30). The day of the Lord reaches them in the end.
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