God's merciful restoration of Israel.
Isaiah 14:1 Because Jehovah loveth Jacob, And hath fixed again on Israel, And given them rest on their own land, And joined hath been the sojourner to them, And they have been admitted to the house of Jacob. Isaiah 14:2 And peoples have taken them, And have brought them in unto their place, And the house of Israel have inherited them, On the land of Jehovah, For men-servants and for maid-servants, And they have been captors of their captors, And have ruled over their exactors. Isaiah 14:3 And it hath come to pass, In the day of Jehovah's giving rest to thee, From thy grief, and from thy trouble, And from the sharp bondage, That hath been served upon thee,
Their triumphant insultation over Babel.
Isaiah 14:4 That thou hast taken up this simile Concerning the king of Babylon, and said, How hath the exactor ceased, Isaiah 14:5 Ceased hath the golden one. Broken hath Jehovah the staff of the wicked, The sceptre of rulers. Isaiah 14:6 He who is smiting peoples in wrath, A smiting without intermission, He who is ruling in anger nations, Pursuing without restraint! Isaiah 14:7 At restquiet hath been all the earth, They have broken forth [into] singing. Isaiah 14:8 Even firs have rejoiced over thee, Cedars of Lebanon[saying]: Since thou hast lain down, The hewer cometh not up against us. Isaiah 14:9 Sheol beneath hath been troubled at thee, To meet thy coming in, It is waking up for thee Rephaim, All chiefs ones of earth, It hath raised up from their thrones All kings of nations. Isaiah 14:10 All of them answer and say unto thee, Even thou hast become weak like us! Unto us thou hast become like! Isaiah 14:11 Brought down to Sheol hath been thine excellency, The noise of thy psaltery, Under thee spread out hath been the worm, Yea, covering thee is the worm. Isaiah 14:12 How hast thou fallen from the heavens, O shining one, son of the dawn! Thou hast been cut down to earth, O weakener of nations. Isaiah 14:13 And thou saidst in thy heart: the heavens I go up, Above stars of God I raise my throne, And I sit in the mount of meeting in the sides of the north. Isaiah 14:14 I go up above the heights of a thick cloud, I am like to the Most High. Isaiah 14:15 Onlyunto Sheol thou art brought down, Unto the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:16 Thy beholders look to thee, to thee they attend, Is this the man causing the earth to tremble, Shaking kingdoms? Isaiah 14:17 He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house. Isaiah 14:18 All kings of nationsall of them, Have lain down in honour, each in his house, Isaiah 14:19 Andthou hast been cast out of thy grave, As an abominable branch, raiment of the slain, Thrust through ones of the sword, Going down unto the sons of the pit, As a carcase trodden down. Isaiah 14:20 Thou art not united with them in burial, For thy land thou hast destroyed, Thy people thou hast slain, Not named to the age is the seed of evil doers. Isaiah 14:21 Prepare ye for his sons slaughter; Because of the iniquity of their fathers, They rise not, nor have possessed the land, Nor filled the face of the world [with] cities. Isaiah 14:22 And I have risen up against them, (The affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts,) And have cut off, in reference to Babylon, Name and remnant, and continuator and successor, The affirmation of Jehovah. Isaiah 14:23 And have made it for a possession of a bittern, And ponds of waters, And daubed it with the mire of destruction, The affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts!
God's purpose against Assyria.
Isaiah 14:24 Sworn hath Jehovah of Hosts, saying, 'As I thoughtso hath it not been? And as I counselledit standeth; Isaiah 14:25 To break Asshur in My land, And on My mountains I tread him down, And turned from off them hath his yoke, Yea, his burden from off their shoulder turneth aside. Isaiah 14:26 This [is] the counsel that is counselled for all the earth, And this [is] the hand that is stretched out for all the nations. Isaiah 14:27 For Jehovah of Hosts hath purposed, And who doth make void? And His hand that is stretched out, Who doth turn it back?' Isaiah 14:28 In the year of the death of king Ahaz was this burden:
Palestina is threatened.
Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not thou, Philistia, all of thee, That broken hath been the rod of thy smiter, For from the root of a serpent cometh out a viper, And its fruit [is] a flying saraph. Isaiah 14:30 And delighted have the first-born of the poor, And the needy in confidence lie down, And I have put to death with famine thy root, And thy remnant it slayeth. Isaiah 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city, Melted art thou, Philistia, all of thee, For from the north smoke hath come, And there is none alone in his set places. Isaiah 14:32 And what doth one answer the messengers of a nation? 'That Jehovah hath founded Zion, And in it do the poor of His people trust!'