Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For he has brought down those who dwell on high. The lofty city, he lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust.

New American Standard Bible

“For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city;
He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust.

King James Version

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

Holman Bible

For He has humbled those who live in lofty places—
an inaccessible city.
He brings it down; He brings it down to the ground;
He throws it to the dust.

International Standard Version

For he has made drunk the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground casting it down to the dust,

American Standard Version

For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

Amplified


“For He has thrown down the [arrogant] ones who dwell on high, the lofty and inaccessible city;
He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He hurls it to the dust.

Bible in Basic English

For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust.

Darby Translation

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low, he layeth it low to the ground, he bringeth it even to the dust.

Julia Smith Translation

For he bows down those dwelling in height; for the city set up on high he will bring it down; he will bring it down even to the earth; he will cause it to touch even to the dust

King James 2000

For he brings down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For he has thrown down [the] inhabitants of [the] height, he lays low [the] lofty city. He lays it low to [the] ground; he throws her to [the] dust.

Modern King James verseion

For He brings down those who dwell on high; He lays low the lofty city; He lays it low, even to the ground; He brings it to the dust.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For why? It is he, that bringeth low the high minded citizens, and casteth down the proud cities. He casteth them to the ground, yea even in to the mire,

NET Bible

Indeed, the Lord knocks down those who live in a high place, he brings down an elevated town; he brings it down to the ground, he throws it down to the dust.

New Heart English Bible

For he has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground. He casts it to the dust.

The Emphasized Bible

For he hath brought down the inhabitants of the height the city exalted, - He layeth it low, Layeth it low even to the ground, Levelleth it, even to the dust:

Webster

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

World English Bible

For he has brought down those who dwell on high, the lofty city. He lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust.

Youngs Literal Translation

For He bowed down the dwellers on high, A city set on high He maketh low, He maketh it low unto the earth, He causeth it to come unto the dust,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁחח 
Shachach 
Usage: 21

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

on high
מרום 
Marowm 
Usage: 54

the lofty
שׂגב 
Sagab 
Usage: 20

קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

he layeth it low
שׁפל 
Shaphel 
שׁפל 
Shaphel 
Usage: 31
Usage: 31

even to the ground
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Judah's Song Of Praise

4 Trust ye in LORD forever, for in LORD, [even] LORD, is an everlasting rock. 5 For he has brought down those who dwell on high. The lofty city, he lays it low. He lays it low even to the ground. He brings it even to the dust. 6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.


Cross References

Isaiah 2:12

For there shall be a day of LORD of hosts upon all that is proud and haughty, and upon all that is lifted up, and it shall be brought low,

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for the evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. And I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Isaiah 14:13

And thou said in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the outermost parts of the north.

Isaiah 25:11-12

And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of it as he who swims spreads forth [his hands] to swim. But [LORD] will lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands.

Isaiah 32:19

But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest, and the city shall be utterly laid low.

Isaiah 47:1

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans. For thou shall no more be called tender and delicate.

Jeremiah 50:31-32

Behold, I am against thee, O thou proud one, says the Lord, LORD of hosts, for thy day has come, the time that I will visit thee.

Jeremiah 51:25-26

Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, says LORD, which destroys all the earth. And I will stretch out my hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.

Jeremiah 51:37

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:64

And thou shall say, Thus Babylon shall sink, and shall not rise again because of the evil that I will bring upon her, and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out in a mighty voice, saying, Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen, and became a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hated bird.

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