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Isaiah 5:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is humbled, and the eyes of the lofty are humbled:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So the [common] man will be humbled and the man of [importance] abased, The eyes of the proud also will be abased.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be abased.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the mean man shall be bowed down, and the great man brought low, and the eyes of the lofty shall be brought low;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the mean man hath been bowed down, And the mighty man hath been humbled,—Yea, the looks of the haughty, shall be humbled.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And bowed down is the low, and humbled the high, And the eyes of the haughty become low,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And man shall be brought down, and man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be brought low.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the meane man shall bee brought downe, and the mightie man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the loftie shall be humbled.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the mean man shall be brought low, and the great man shall be disgraced, and the lofty eyes shall be brought low.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the mean man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
shall be brought down, 7817
{7817} Prime
שָׁחַח
shachach
{shaw-khakh'}
A primitive root; to sink or depress (reflexively or causatively).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
and the mighty man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
shall be humbled, 8213
{8213} Prime
שָׁפֵל
shaphel
{shaw-fale'}
A primitive root; to depress or sink (especially figuratively to humiliate, intransitively or transitively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and the eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of the lofty 1364
{1364} Prime
גָּבֹהַּ
gaboahh
{gaw-bo'-ah}
From H1361; elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant.
shall be humbled: 8213
{8213} Prime
שָׁפֵל
shaphel
{shaw-fale'}
A primitive root; to depress or sink (especially figuratively to humiliate, intransitively or transitively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 5:15

_ _ (Compare Isaiah 2:9, Isaiah 2:11, Isaiah 2:17). All ranks, “mean” and “mighty” alike; so “honorable” and “multitude” (Isaiah 5:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 5:8-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 5:15

The mighty — All of them, both high and low, shall be brought to destruction.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the mean:

Isaiah 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
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 2:17 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.
Isaiah 9:14-17 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. ... Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one [is] an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Isaiah 24:2-4 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. ... The earth mourneth [and] fadeth away, the world languisheth [and] fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
Psalms 62:9 Surely men of low degree [are] vanity, [and] men of high degree [are] a lie: to be laid in the balance, they [are] altogether [lighter] than vanity.
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. ... I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, [and] the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, [and] burst the bonds.
Jeremiah 5:9 Shall I not visit for these [things]? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
James 1:9-11 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: ... For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
Revelation 6:15-16 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; ... And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

the eyes:

Isaiah 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, [that] when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
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 37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted [thy] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even] against the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Exodus 9:17 As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?
Job 40:11-12 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one [that is] proud, and abase him. ... Look on every one [that is] proud, [and] bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Ex 9:17. Jb 40:11. Ps 62:9. Is 2:9, 11, 17; 9:14; 10:12; 13:11; 24:2; 37:23, 29. Jr 5:4, 9. Dn 4:37. Jm 1:9. 1P 5:5. Rv 6:15.

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