Isaiah 14 ©
God's merciful restoration of Israel. Their triumph in the fall of the king of Babylon. God's purpose against Assyria. Palestina is threatened.
FOR athe LORD bwill have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and cthe strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
And the people dshall take them, and ebring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in fthe land of the LORD gfor servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, 1whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no *feller is come up against us.
5Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the 6chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
For thou hast tsaid in thine heart, uI will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above vthe stars of God: I will sit also upon wthe mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that 8opened not the house of his prisoners?
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
jThat I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
¶Rejoice not thou, owhole Palestina, because the rod of phim that smote thee is broken: for qout of the serpent's root shall come forth a 9cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.