11 The [a](A)proud look of humanity will be brought low,
And the (B)arrogance of people will be humbled;
And the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.

A Day of Reckoning Coming

12 For the Lord of armies will have a day of reckoning
Against (C)everyone who is arrogant and haughty,
And against everyone who is lifted up,
That he may be brought low.
13 And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up,
Against all the (D)oaks of Bashan,
14 Against all the (E)lofty mountains,
Against all the hills that are lifted up,
15 Against every (F)high tower,
Against every fortified wall,
16 Against all the (G)ships of Tarshish
And against all the delightful ships.
17 And the pride of humanity will be humbled
And the arrogance of people will be brought low;
And the Lord alone will be exalted on that day,
18 And the (H)idols will completely vanish.
19 People will (I)go into caves of the rocks
And into holes in the [b]ground
Away from the terror of the Lord
And the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises (J)to terrify the earth.
20 On that day people will (K)throw away to the moles and the (L)bats
Their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
21 In order to (M)go into the clefts of the rocks and the crannies of the cliffs
Before the terror of the Lord and the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises to terrify the earth.
22 [c](N)Take no account of man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
For [d](O)why should he be esteemed?

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  1. Isaiah 2:11 Lit eyes of the pride of man
  2. Isaiah 2:19 Lit dust
  3. Isaiah 2:22 Or Stop caring about
  4. Isaiah 2:22 Lit in what

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