Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

So humanity is humbled; everyone is humbled, and you must not forgive them.

New American Standard Bible

So the common man has been humbled And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them.

King James Version

And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

Holman Bible

So humanity is brought low,
and man is humbled.
Do not forgive them!

International Standard Version

"So mankind is humbled, each human being is brought low, and you won't forgive."

A Conservative Version

and [so] the common man bows down, and the great man degrades himself. Therefore do not forgive them.

American Standard Version

And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is brought low: therefore forgive them not.


And the common man is bowed down [before idols], also the great man is brought low and humbles himself -- "therefore forgive them not [O Lord].

Bible in Basic English

And the poor man's head is bent, and the great man goes down on his face: for this cause there will be no forgiveness for their sin.

Darby Translation

And the mean man shall be bowed down, and the great man shall be brought low: and do not thou forgive them!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself; therefore thou shalt not forgive them.

Julia Smith Translation

And man will bow down, and a man will humble himself, and thou shalt not lift up to them.

King James 2000

And man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.

Modern King James verseion

And the man bowed down, and man was humbled, but You do not lift them up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There kneeleth the man, there falleth the man down before them; but thou, O LORD, wilt not leave them unpunished.

NET Bible

Men bow down to them in homage, they lie flat on the ground in worship. Don't spare them!

New Heart English Bible

Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore do not forgive them.

The Emphasized Bible

So the mean man boweth down And the great man stoopeth low, - Therefore do not thou forgive them!


And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

World English Bible

Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore don't forgive them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the low boweth down, and the high is humbled, And Thou acceptest them not.


Root Form
And the mean man
Usage: 541

Usage: 21

and the great man
Usage: 692

Usage: 31

נסה נשׂא 
Usage: 653



Context Readings

Israel's Sins

8 Its land is filled [with] idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what they made [with] their fingers. 9 So humanity is humbled; everyone is humbled, and you must not forgive them. 10 Enter into the rock and hide yourself in the dust from the presence of the terror of Yahweh and from the glory of his majesty.

Cross References

Isaiah 5:15

And humankind is bowed down, and man is brought low, and [the] eyes of [the] haughty are humiliated.

Psalm 49:2

both low and high, rich and poor together.

Joshua 24:19

But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve Yahweh, for he [is] a holy and jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.

Nehemiah 4:5

Do not cover their guilt, and do not let their sin be blotted out from before you. They have {provoked the builders to anger}.

Psalm 62:9

Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

Isaiah 27:11

{When its branches are dry}, they are broken; women [are] coming [and] setting light to it. For it [is] not a people of understanding; therefore his maker will not have compassion on him, and his creator will not show him favor.

Isaiah 57:9

And you climbed down to the king with oil, and you made your perfumes numerous, and you sent your envoys {far away}, and you {sent down deep} to Sheol.

Jeremiah 5:4-5

Then I said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.

Jeremiah 18:23

But you, Yahweh, you know {all their plans of assassination against me}. You must not make atonement for their iniquity, and you must not cause their sin to be blotted out from {before you}. But let them be overthrown {before you}. Deal with them in the time of your anger.

Mark 3:29

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness {forever}, but is guilty of [an] eternal sin"--

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Colossians 2:18

Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 2:23

which [things] {although they have}, to be sure, an appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and humility and unsparing treatment of the body, {do not have any value} against the indulgence of the flesh.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth, and the most important people, and the military leaders, and the rich, and the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,

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