Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
The high ones
For this reason the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, will make his healthy ones emaciated. His majestic glory will go up in smoke.
Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 'With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, its thickest woods.
2 Kings 19:21
This is what the Lord says about him: "The virgin daughter Zion despises you, she makes fun of you; Daughter Jerusalem shakes her head after you.
2 Chronicles 32:21
The Lord sent a messenger and he wiped out all the soldiers, princes, and officers in the army of the king of Assyria. So Sennacherib returned home humiliated. When he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons struck him down with the sword.
The high ones
For Israel's sake I destroyed the Amorites. They were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks, but I destroyed the fruit on their branches and their roots in the ground.
And the haughty
Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, for all his deeds are right and his ways are just. He is able to bring down those who live in pride.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
But then one passes by, and suddenly they have disappeared! I looked for them, but they could not be found.
for all the cedars of Lebanon, that are so high and mighty, for all the oaks of Bashan;
The nations run away when they hear a loud noise; the nations scatter when you spring into action!
Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."