God's merciful restoration of Israel.
Isaiah 14:1 Bvt the Lorde wylbe mercyfull vnto Iacob, and wil take vp Israel agayne, and set them in their owne lande. Straungers shall cleaue vnto them, and get them to the house of Iacob. Isaiah 14:2 They shall take the people, and cary them home with them. And the house of Israell shall haue them in possession for seruauntes and maydens in the lande of the Lorde. They shall take those presonners, whose captyues they had bene afore, and rule those that had oppressed them. Isaiah 14:3 When the lord now shall bringe the to rest, from the trauail, feare, and harde boundage that thou wast laden wyth all,
Their triumphant insultation over Babel.
Isaiah 14:4 then shalte thou vse thys mockage vpon the Kynge of Babylon, and saye: Howe happeneth it, that the oppressoure leaueth of? Is the goulden trybute come to an ende? Isaiah 14:5 Douteles the Lorde hathe broken the staffe of the vngodlye, and the scepter of the lordly. Isaiah 14:6 Whyche when he is wrothe, smyteth the people with durable strokes, and in his wonders he persecuteth them, and tameth them continually. Isaiah 14:7 And therfore the whole worlde is now at reste and quyetnesse, and men sing for ioye. Isaiah 14:8 Yea, euen the Fyrre trees and Cedres of Libanus reioyse at thy fall, sayinge: Nowe that thou arte laide doune, there come no mo vp to destroye vs. Isaiah 14:9 Hell also trembleth at thy commynge, all myghtye men, and Prynces of the earth, steppe forth before the. All Kynges of the earth stande vp from their seates, Isaiah 14:10 that they may all (one after another) synge & speake vnto the. Art thou wounded also as we? art thou become lyke vnto vs? Isaiah 14:11 Thy pompe and thy pryde is gone doune to hell. Mothes shalbe layde vnder the, and wormes shalbe thy coueringe. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heauen (O Lucifer) thou faire mornyng childe? hast thou gotten a fal euen to the ground, thou that (not withstanding) diddest subdue the people. Isaiah 14:13 And yet thou thoughtest in thyne herte: I wyll climme vp into heauen, and make my seate aboue the starres of God, I wyl syt vpon the glorious mounte toward the North, Isaiah 14:14 I wyll climme vp aboue the cloudes, and wylbe like the hyghest of all. Isaiah 14:15 Yet darre I saye, that thou shalt be brought doune to þe depe of hel. Isaiah 14:16 They that se the, shal narowly loke vpon the, and thinke in them selues, sayenge: Is thys the man, that brought all landes in feare, and made the kyngedomes afrayde. Isaiah 14:17 Is this he þt made the worlde in a maner waste, and layde the cytyes to the grounde, whyche let not his prisoners go home? Isaiah 14:18 How happeneth it, that the kynges of all people lye, euery one at home in his owne palace, with worshyppe, Isaiah 14:19 and thou art cast oute of thy graue, like a wild braunch: like as dead mens raiment that are shot thorow wyth the swerde: as they that go doune to the stones of the depe, as a deade coarse that is troden vnder fete: Isaiah 14:20 and art not buryed with them? Euen because that thou hast wasted thy lande, and destroyed thy people. For the generacion of the wycked shalbe wythoute honoure foreuer. Isaiah 14:21 There shall a way be sought to destroye their chyldren, for their fathers wyckednes: they shall not come vp agayne to possesse the lande, and fyll the worlde ful of castels and townes. Isaiah 14:22 I will stande vp against them (sayeth the Lorde of Hostes) and rote out the name & generacyon of Babylon (sayeth the Lorde) Isaiah 14:23 and wyll geue it to the Oiters, and wyl make water podles of it. And I wyll swepe them oute with the besome of destruccyon, sayeth the Lorde of Hostes.
God's purpose against Assyria.
Isaiah 14:24 The Lorde of Hostes hathe sworne an othe, sayinge: It shal come to passe as I haue determyned: and shalbe fulfylled as I haue deuysed. Isaiah 14:25 The Assyryans shalbe destroyed in my lande, and vpon my mountaynes wyll I treade them vnder fote. Where thorow hys yock shall come from you, & hys burthen shalbe taken from youre shoulders. Isaiah 14:26 This deuyce hath God taken thorowe the whole worlde, and thus is hys hand stretched out ouer al people. Isaiah 14:27 For yf the Lorde of Hostes determen a thynge, who wyl dysanulle it? And yf he stretch forth hys hande, who wil holde it in agayne? Isaiah 14:28 The same yeare that kynge Ahaz dyed, God threatened by Esay on thys maner:
Palestina is threatened.
Isaiah 14:29 Reioyse not (thou whole Palestina) as thoughe the road of him that beateth the were broken: for out of the serpentes rote, there shall waxe a kockatrice, & the frute shalbe a fyrie worme. Isaiah 14:30 But the poore shall fede of the best thynges, and the simple shal dwel in safety. Thy rotes wil I destroye with hunger, and it shall slay thy remnaunt. Isaiah 14:31 Mourne ye portes, wepe ye cities, and feare thou (O whole Palestina) for there shall come from the North a smoke, whose power noman may abyde. Isaiah 14:32 Who shall then maynteyne the messages of the Gentyles? But the Lorde stablisheth Sion, and the poore of my people shall put their truste in hym.