For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And 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. And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
In a sudden transition, Isaiah jumped forward to the judgments of the day of the LORD which will proceed Christ’s reign. The LORD of hosts will deal with all human arrogance, whether of individuals, cedars and oaks, governments, high mountains and hills, military might, tower and fenced wall, or commerce and ships. Man’s loftiness will be leveled and the LORD alone will be exalted and idols will be abandoned.