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Isaiah 14 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Israel's Taunt

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 - When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and [fn]they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:3 - And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:4 - that you will take up this [fn]taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,
“How the oppressor has ceased,
And how [fn]fury has ceased!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:5 - “The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked,
The scepter of rulers
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which [fn]subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:7 - “The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;
They break forth into shouts of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:8 - “Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:9 - “Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;
It arouses for you the [fn]spirits of the dead, all the [fn]leaders of the earth;
It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:10 - “They will all respond and say to you,
‘Even you have been made weak as we,
You have become like us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:11 - ‘Your pomp and the music of your harps
Have been brought down to Sheol;
Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you
And worms are your covering.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - “How you have fallen from heaven,
O [fn]star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:13 - “But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:14 - ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:15 - “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:16 - “Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will [fn]ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:17 - Who made the world like a wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who did not [fn]allow his prisoners to go home?’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:18 - “All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
Each in his own [fn]tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:19 - “But you have been cast out of your tomb
Like [fn]a rejected branch,
[fn]Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword,
Who go down to the stones of the pit
Like a trampled corpse.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:20 - “You will not be united with them in burial,
Because you have ruined your country,
You have slain your people.
May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:21 - “Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter
Because of the iniquity of their fathers.
They must not arise and take possession of the earth
And fill the face of the world with cities.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:22 - “I will rise up against them,” declares the LORD of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:23 - “I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the LORD of hosts.

Judgment on Assyria

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:24 - The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:25 - to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains. Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:26 - “This is the plan [fn]devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:27 - “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:28 - In the year that King Ahaz died this [fn]oracle came:

Judgment on Philistia

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - “Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you,
Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out,
And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 - [fn]Those who are most helpless will eat,
And the needy will lie down in security;
I will [fn]destroy your root with famine,
And it will kill off your survivors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:31 - “Wail, O gate; cry, O city;
[fn]Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;
For smoke comes from the north,
And there is no straggler in his ranks.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:32 - “How then will one answer the messengers of the nation?
That the LORD has founded Zion,
And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: the captors will become their captives
Or, proverb
Amended from the meaningless medhebah to marhebah
Or, ruled
Or, shades (Heb Repha'im)
Literally: male goats
Hebrew: Helel; i.e. shining one
Literally: show themselves attentive to
Literally: open
Literally: house
Literally: an abhorred branch
Or, As the clothing of those who are slain
Literally: planned
Or, burden
Literally: The firstborn of the helpless
Literally: put to death
Or, Become demoralized

New American Standard Bible 1995
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