Isaiah

Isaiah 14 ©

1God's merciful restoration of Israel. 3Their triumph in the fall of the king of Babylon. 24God's purpose against Assyria. 29Palestina is threatened.

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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.

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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.

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And it shall come to pass in the day that hthe LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

h Eze. 28.24. Je. 50.34. ch. 60.18. Je. 30; 31; 33; 32.36-44. Zec. 2; 8.
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¶That thou shalt take up this 2proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath ithe oppressor ceased! the 3golden city ceased!

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jThe LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

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kHe who smote the people in wrath with 4a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is lpersecuted, and none hindereth.

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The mwhole earth is at rest, and is quiet: nthey break forth into singing.

m v.4-6. Je. 27.7; 50.34.
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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.

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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.

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All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also obecome weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

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pThy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy *viols: qthe worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

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rHow art thou fallen from heaven, O 7Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, swhich didst weaken the nations!

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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:

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xI will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

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yYet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

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They that see thee zshall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, aIs this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

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That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that 8opened not the house of his prisoners?

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All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

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bBut thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the *raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

b Da. 5.30. Je. 22.19. 1Ki. 21.23,24. Je. 15.3; 7.33; 8.2; 16.3,6. Re. 11.8,9.
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cThou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: dthe seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

c Ec. 6.3.
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Prepare slaughter for his children efor the iniquity of their fathers; fthat they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

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gFor I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and *nephew, saith the LORD.

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hI will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the *besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

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iThe LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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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.

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This is the purpose that is purposed upon kthe whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

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For the LORD of hosts hath lpurposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

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mIn the year that king Ahaz died was this nburden.

n ch. 13.1.
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¶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.

o Jos. 13.3. 1Sa. 6.17. v.31.
q 2Ki. 18.8. ch. 20.1. Zec. 9.5-7. ch. 11.14.
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And the rfirstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and sI will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

r 2Ch. 28.18,19; 32.23. ch. 37.30; 32; 33; 35.
31

Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for tthere shall come from the north a smoke, and 10none shall be alone in his 11appointed times.

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What shall one then answer uthe messengers of the nation? That vthe LORD hath founded Zion, and the wpoor of his people shall 12trust in it.