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Isaiah 13:11


13:11 1 I will punish the world for its evil, 2 

and wicked people for their sin.

I will put an end to the pride of the insolent,

I will bring down the arrogance of tyrants. 3 

Isaiah 13:19


13:19 Babylon, the most admired 4  of kingdoms,

the Chaldeans’ source of honor and pride, 5 

will be destroyed by God

just as Sodom and Gomorrah were. 6 

Isaiah 14:11


14:11 Your splendor 7  has been brought down to Sheol,

as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. 8 

You lie on a bed of maggots,

with a blanket of worms over you. 9 

Isaiah 16:6


16:6 We have heard about Moab’s pride,

their great arrogance,

their boasting, pride, and excess. 10 

But their boastful claims are empty! 11 

Isaiah 23:9


23:9 The Lord who commands armies planned it –

to dishonor the pride that comes from all her beauty, 12 

to humiliate all the dignitaries of the earth.

1 sn The Lord is definitely speaking (again?) at this point. See the note at v. 4.

2 tn Or “I will bring disaster on the world.” Hebrew רָעָה (raah) could refer to the judgment (i.e., disaster, calamity) or to the evil that prompts it. The structure of the parallel line favors the latter interpretation.

3 tn Or perhaps, “the violent”; cf. NASB, NIV “the ruthless.”

4 tn Or “most beautiful” (NCV, TEV).

5 tn Heb “the beauty of the pride of the Chaldeans.”

sn The Chaldeans were a group of tribes who lived in southern Mesopotamia. The established the so-called neo-Babylonian empire in the late seventh century b.c. Their most famous king, Nebuchadnezzar, conquered Judah in 605 b.c. and destroyed Jerusalem in 586 b.c.

6 tn Heb “and Babylon…will be like the overthrow by God of Sodom and Gomorrah.” On מַהְפֵּכַת (mahpekhat, “overthrow”) see the note on the word “destruction” in 1:7.

7 tn Or “pride” (NCV, CEV); KJV, NIV, NRSV “pomp.”

8 tn Or “harps” (NAB, NIV, NRSV).

9 tn Heb “under you maggots are spread out, and worms are your cover.”

10 tn עֶבְרָה (’evrah) often means “anger, fury,” but here it appears to refer to boastful outbursts or excessive claims. See HALOT 782 s.v. עֶבְרָה.

11 tn Heb “not so his boasting.”

12 tn Heb “the pride of all the beauty.”

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