Isaiah 2:17

ESV And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
NIV The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
NASB And the pride of humanity will be humbled And the arrogance of people will be brought low; And the Lord alone will be exalted on that day,
CSB The pride of mankind will be brought low, and human loftiness will be humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.
NLT Human pride will be humbled, and human arrogance will be brought down. Only the Lord will be exalted on that day of judgment.
KJV And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

What does Isaiah 2:17 mean?

Isaiah sums up and restates again the words of Isaiah 2:11. No matter how powerful and successful men might appear, the clock is ticking. The day of the Lord is coming for them (Ezekiel 30:3; Obadiah 1:15; Acts 2:20; 2 Peter 3:10). If they have not humbled themselves, they will be humbled on that day. Whenever God chooses to do so, He will make Himself exalted above everything and every arrogance will be reduced to forced humility (Psalm 20:7; Proverbs 11:28; Luke 12:16–21).

Isaiah's warning is not only to those arrogant in their own strength, but to those who trust in other arrogant men and women, as well. On that day, the only hope for those in Israel will be to have been found faithful by the Lord.
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