Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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


So the common man has been humbled [before idols]
And the man of importance has been degraded,
Therefore do not forgive them [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!

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 Their land also is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. 9 Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore don't forgive them. 10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty.

Cross References

Isaiah 5:15

So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled;

Psalm 49:2

both low and high, rich and poor together.

Joshua 24:19

Joshua said to the people, "You can't serve Yahweh; for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God. He will not forgive your disobedience nor your sins.

Nehemiah 4:5

don't cover their iniquity, and don't let their sin be blotted out from before you; for they have insulted the builders."

Psalm 62:9

Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.

Isaiah 27:11

When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off. The women will come and set them on fire, for they are a people of no understanding. Therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor.

Isaiah 57:9

You went to the king with oil, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your ambassadors far off, and debased yourself even to Sheol.

Jeremiah 5:4-5

Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.

Jeremiah 18:23

Yet, Yahweh, you know all their counsel against me to kill me; don't forgive their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from your sight; but let them be overthrown before you; deal you with them in the time of your anger.

Mark 3:29

but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, 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 rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 2:23

Which things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but aren't of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Revelation 6:15-17

The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.

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