He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust.
"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.
He humbles the proud and brings the arrogant city to the dust. Its walls come crashing down!
Those who lived high and mighty he knocked off their high horse. He used the city built on the hill as fill for the marshes.
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.
For he has brought low the inhabitants of the height; the lofty city he lays low. He lays it low to the ground, casts it to the dust.
For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust.
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1 tn Or “For” (KJV, ASV, NASB, NRSV).
2 tn The translation assumes that יַשְׁפִּילֶנָּה (yashpilennah) goes with the preceding words “an elevated town,” and that יַשְׁפִּילָהּ (yashpilah) belongs with the following words, “to the ground.” See J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:469, n. 7.