And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.
Treasury of Scripture
Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
Psalm 49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
Jeremiah 5:4,5 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God...
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...
Isaiah 57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your messengers far off...
Colossians 2:18,23 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels...
Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...
Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God...
Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, you know all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from your sight...
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
ContextThe Day of the Reckoning
6Therefore you have forsaken your people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. 7Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots: 8Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not. 10Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. 11The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 12For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud and lofty, and on every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: 13And on all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and on all the oaks of Bashan, 14And on all the high mountains, and on all the hills that are lifted up, 15And on every high tower, and on every fenced wall, 16And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all pleasant pictures. 17And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 18And the idols he shall utterly abolish. 19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth. 20In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth. 22Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is brought low: therefore forgive them not.
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.
Darby Bible Translation
And the mean man shall be bowed down, and the great man shall be brought low: and do not thou forgive them!
King James Bible
And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
Young's Literal Translation
And the low boweth down, and the high is humbled, And Thou acceptest them not.