Book of Isaiah
Chapter 14 - King James Version
1For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob,
and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own
land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will
cling to the house of Jacob.
2 Then people will take them and
bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess
them for servants and maids in the land of the Lord; they
will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over
3 It shall come to pass in the day of
the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear
the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,
take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and
say: "How the oppressor has ceased, the golden city ceased!
5 The Lord has broken the staff of the
wicked, the scepter of
6 He who struck the people in wrath with
a continual stroke, He who ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted
and no one hinders.
7 The whole earth is at rest and
break forth into singing.
8 Indeed the cypress
over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, Saying,
"Since you were cut down, no woodsman has come up against us."
beneath is excited about you, to meet you at
coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones
earth; It has raised up from their thrones. All the
10 They all shall speak and say to you:
'Have you also become weak as we? Have you become like us?
11 Your pomp is brought down to Sheol,
and the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread
under you, and
worms cover you.'
12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O
Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your
'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne
stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend
the heights of the clouds. I will be like the Most
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
to the lowest depths of the Pit.
16 "Those who see you will
you, saying: Is this the man who made the earth
17 Who made the world as a wilderness
and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house
of his prisoners?"
"All the kings of the nations, all of them,
sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house;
19 But you are
cast out of
grave like an abominable branch, like the
those who are slain, thrust through with a sword,
go down to the pit, like a corpse trodden underfoot.
20 You will not be joined with them in
burial, because you have destroyed your land and slain your
people. The brood of
evildoers shall never be named.
21 Prepare slaughter for
his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, lest
rise up and possess the land, and fill the face of the
world with cities."
22 "For I will rise up against them,"
says the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name and
and offspring and posterity," says the Lord.
23 "I will
also make it a possession for the porcupine, and marshes
water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,"
says the Lord of hosts.
24 The Lord of hosts has sworn,
saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass,
and as I have purposed, so it shall stand:
25 That I will
Assyrian in My land, and on My mountains tread
him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, and
removed from their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose
that is purposed against the whole earth, and this is the
hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
27 For the
of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand
is stretched out, and who will turn it back?"
28 This is the
burden which came in the year that King
29 "Do not rejoice,
of Philistia, because the rod that struck you is broken;
For out of the serpent's roots will come forth a viper,
offspring will be a fiery flying serpent.
30 The firstborn
of the poor will feed, and the needy will lie down
in safety; I will kill your roots with famine, and it will
31 Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! all you
of Philistia are dissolved;
For smoke will come from the north, and no one will
in his appointed times."
32 What will one then answer
the messengers of the nation? That the Lord has founded
Zion, and the poor
of His people shall take refuge in it.
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