God's merciful restoration of Israel.
Isaiah 14:1 But the Lord wylbe mercyfull vnto Iacob, and wil yet chose Israel agayne, and set them in their awne lande. Straungers shal cleaue vnto them, & get them to the house of Iacob. Isaiah 14:2 The people shal take them, & cary them home to their awne lande. And make them to enherite þe house of Israel in þe lande of þe Lord þt they maye be seruauntes & hand maydens of the Lord. They shal take those prisoners whose captyues they had bene a fore: & rule those þt had oppressed them. Isaiah 14:3 When the Lord now shal bringe the to rest, from the trauayle, feare, & harde bondage þt thou wast laden wt all:
Their triumphant insultation over Babel.
Isaiah 14:4 then shalt thou vse thys mockage vpon the kyng of Babylon, & saye: How happeneth it þt the oppressour leaueth of? Is the golden tribute come to an ende? Isaiah 14:5 The Lord hath broken þe ceptre of þe vngodly & the rodd of the lordly. Isaiah 14:6 Which when he is wroth smyteth þe people wt continual strokes, & tyrannouselye reignethe ouer þe hethen whom he persecuted without compassion. Isaiah 14:7 And therfore the whole worlde is now at rest & quyetnes and men synge for ioye. Isaiah 14:8 Ye, euen þe Fyrre trees & Cedres of libanus reioyse at thy fall sayeng: Nowe þt thou art layd downe, there come no mo vp to hewe downe vs. Isaiah 14:9 Hell also beneth trembleth to mete þe at thy commynge, & for thy sake hath raysed his deade, & all myghtie men & princes of þe earth. All kynges of þe earth stande vp from their seates, Isaiah 14:10 þt they may all answere & speake vnto þe. Art þu become weake also as we? art thou become lyke vnto vs? Isaiah 14:11 Thy pompe and thy pryde is layde downe into the pyt, and so is the melody of thy instrumentes. Wormes be layde vnder the, & wormes are thy couerynge. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heauen (O Lucifer) thou faire mornynge childe? how hast thou gotten a fall euen to the grounde, and art become weaker then þe people? Isaiah 14:13 For thou saydest in thyne herte: I will clyme vp into heauen, & exalte my throne aboue besyde þe starres of God, I will syt also vpon the holy mount towarde the North, Isaiah 14:14 I will clyme vp aboue the cloudes, and wylbe lyke the hyghest of al. Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought downe to þe depe of hell. Isaiah 14:16 They that se the, shall narowly loke vpon the, and thynke in them selues, sayenge: Is thys the man, þt brought all landes in feare, and made the kingdomes afrayde? Isaiah 14:17 Is this he that made the worlde in a maner waste, and layde the cytyes to the grounde, which let not his prisoners go out? Isaiah 14:18 The kynges of the nacions lye euery one in his awne house with worshype, Isaiah 14:19 and þu art cast out of thy graue lyke a filthy abhominable braunch: lyke as dead mens raymint þt are shot thorow with the swerde, & go downe to the stones of the depe: as a dead coarse that is troden vnder fete: Isaiah 14:20 and art not buried with them. Euen because that thou hast wasted thy lande, and destroyed thy people The generacyon of the wycked shalbe without honour, for euer. Isaiah 14:21 Let there a waye be sought to destroye their children, that he in their fathers wyckednes, þt they come not vp agayne to possesse the lande, and fyll the worlde full of enemyes. Isaiah 14:22 I will stande vp agaynst them (sayeth the lord of hostes) & roote out þe name & remnaunt sonne, & sonnes sonne of Babylon (sayeth þe Lord) Isaiah 14:23 & will geue it to þe Otters, & will make water poddels of it. And I wyll swepe them out wt the besome of destruccion, sayeth þe Lorde of Hostes.
God's purpose against Assyria.
Isaiah 14:24 The Lord of Hostes hath sworne an othe, sayinge? It shall come to passe as I haue determyned, and shalbe fulfylled as I haue deuysed. Isaiah 14:25 So that Assiria shal I destroye in my lande, & vpon my mountaynes will I treade him vnder foote. Wher thorow his yock shal come from them, and his burthen shalbe taken from their shoulder. Isaiah 14:26 Thys deuyce hath God taken thorow the whole worlde, and thys is hys hande stretched out ouer all people. Isaiah 14:27 For yf the Lord of hostes determen a thynge, who is able to dysanulle it? And yf he stretch forth his hande, who maye holde it in agayne? Isaiah 14:28 The same yeare that Kynge Ahaz dyed, god threatened on this maner:
Palestina is threatened.
Isaiah 14:29 Reioyse not (thou whole Palestyna) because the rod of hym þt beateth the is broken: for out of the serpentes rote, there shall come an adder, & þe frute shalbe a fyrie flynge worme. Isaiah 14:30 But the fyrst borne of þe poore shalbe fed, & þe symple shal dwel in safetye. Thy rote also will I destroye wt honger, & it shal slaye thy remnaunt. Isaiah 14:31 Mourne þu porte, wepe þu citye, for (O whole land of Palestina) þu art layde waste for there shall come from þe North, a smoke that not one alone may abyde in his place Isaiah 14:32 Who shall then answere þe messangers of þe Gentyles? For þe Lord hath stablyshed Syon, & the poore of his people þt be therin, do put theyr trust in him.