Isaiah 2:13-17. “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.”
The tall, strong cedars of Lebanon, the mighty oaks of Bashan, are symbolic of the military leader of the nations that will gather against the Jews before Jesus comes back to reign.The mountains and hills symbolize the mighty kingdoms of the nations. All their wealth, all their power, all their trade successes by land and sea will be for nothing.
Their haughtiness, not recognizing the true God, the Mighty One of Israel, will eventually bring them low, and God alone will be exalted and held up when Jesus reigns. All of man’s accomplishments will be nothing compared to what God establishes on earth during the Millenial Kingdom.