1611 King James Bible

Isaiah 14

God's merciful restoration of Israel.

Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD wil haue mercie on Iacob, and wil yet choose Israel, and set them in their owne land: and the strangers shalbe ioyned with them, and they shal cleaue to the house of Iacob. Isaiah 14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possesse them in the land of the LORD, for seruants and handmaides: and they shall take them captiues, whose captiues they were, and they shall rule ouer their oppressours. Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to passe in the day that the LORD shal giue thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy feare, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serue,

Their triumphant insultation over Babel.

Isaiah 14:4 That thou shalt take vp this prouerbe against the king of Babylon, and say; How hath the oppressour ceased? the golden citie ceased? Isaiah 14:5 The LORD hath broken the staffe of the wicked, [and] the scepter of the rulers. Isaiah 14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continuall stroke; hee that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted [and] none hindereth. Isaiah 14:7 The whole earth is at rest [and] is quiet: they breake foorth into singing. Isaiah 14:8 Yea the firre trees reioyce at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art layd downe, no feller is come vp against vs. Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is mooued for [thee] to meet thee at thy comming: it stirreth vp the dead for thee, [euen] all the chiefe ones of the earth; it hath raised vp from their thrones, all the kings of the nations. Isaiah 14:10 All they shall speake and say vnto thee; Art thou also become weake as we? art thou become like vnto vs? Isaiah 14:11 Thy pompe is brought downe to the graue, [and] the noyse of thy violes: the worme is spread vnder thee, and the wormes couer thee. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heauen, O Lucifer, sonne of the morning? [how] art thou cut downe to the ground, which didst weaken the nations? Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart; I wil ascend into heauen, I wil exalt my throne aboue the starres of God: I wil sit also vpon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the North. Isaiah 14:14 I wil ascend aboue the heights of the cloudes, I wil bee like the most High. Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought downe to hel, to the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:16 They that see thee shal narrowly looke vpon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying; Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdomes? Isaiah 14:17 That made the world as a wildernesse, and destroyed the cities thereof that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14:18 All the kings of the nations, [euen] all of them lie in glory, euery one in his owne house. Isaiah 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy graue, like an abominable branch: [and] as the raiment of those that are slaine, thrust through with a sword, that goe downe to the stones of the pit, as a carkeis troden vnder feete. Isaiah 14:20 Thou shalt not be ioyned with them in buriall, because thou hast destroyed thy land, [and] slaine thy people: the seede of euill doers shall neuer be renowmed. Isaiah 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquitie of their fathers, that they doe not rise nor possesse the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. Isaiah 14:22 For I will rise vp against them, sayth the LORD of hostes, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and sonne and nephew, sayth the LORD. Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the Bitterne, and pooles of water: and I will sweepe it with the besome of destruction, sayth the LORD of hostes.

God's purpose against Assyria.

Isaiah 14:24 The LORD of hostes hath sworne, saying; Surely as I haue thought, so shall it come to passe; and as I haue purposed, so shall it stand: Isaiah 14:25 That I will breake the Assyrian in my land, and vpon my mountaines tread him vnder foote: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. Isaiah 14:26 This [is] the purpose, that is purposed vpon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out vpon all the nations. Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD of hostes hath purposed, and who shall disanull [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turne it backe? Isaiah 14:28 In the yeere that king Ahaz died, was this burden.

Palestina is threatened.

Isaiah 14:29 Reioyce not thou whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpents roote shall come foorth a cockatrice, and his fruite [shall be] a fierie flying serpent. Isaiah 14:30 And the first borne of the poore shall feed, and the needy shall lie downe in safetie: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant. Isaiah 14:31 Howle, O gate, crie, O citie, thou whole Palestina art dissolued, for there shal come from the North a smoke, and none [shall bee] alone in his appointed times. Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answere the messengers of the nation? that the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poore of his people shall trust in it.

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