Isaiah 13

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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 14

1

For the LORD will have mercy17 on Jacob, and will yet choose1 Israel, and set52 them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined8 with them, and they shall cleave8 to the house of Jacob.

2

And the people shall take1 them, and bring52 them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess98 them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives,6 whose captives6 they were; and they shall rule1 over their oppressors.6

3

And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest53 from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,27

4

That thou shalt take up1 this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,1 How hath the oppressor6 ceased!1 the golden city ceased!1

5

The LORD hath broken1 the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers.6

6

He who smote56 the people in wrath with a continual 5627 stroke, he that ruled6 the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hindereth.1

7

The whole earth is at rest,1 [and] is quiet:1 they break forth1 into singing.

8

Yea, the fir trees rejoice1 at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down,1 no feller6 is come up4 against us.

9

Hell from beneath is moved1 for thee to meet2 [thee] at thy coming:2 it stirreth up31 the dead for thee, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up52 from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

10

All they shall speak4 and say4 unto thee, Art thou also become weak27 as we? art thou become like8 unto us?

11

Thy pomp is brought down90 to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread93 under thee, and the worms cover thee.

12

How art thou fallen1 from heaven, O Lucifer, 3213 54 son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down8 to the ground, which didst weaken6 the nations!

13

For thou hast said1 in thine heart, I will ascend4 into heaven, I will exalt55 my throne above the stars of God: I will sit4 also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14

I will ascend4 above the heights of the clouds; I will be like101 the most High.

15

Yet thou shalt be brought down93 to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16

They that see6 thee shall narrowly look55 upon thee, [and] consider113 thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble,56 that did shake56 kingdoms;

17

[That] made1 the world as a wilderness, and destroyed1 the cities thereof; [that] opened1 not the house of his prisoners?

18

All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie1 in glory, every one in his own house.

19

But thou art cast90 out of thy grave like an abominable12 branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain,7 thrust through30 with a sword, that go down6 to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.94

20

Thou shalt not be joined4 with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed14 thy land, [and] slain1 thy people: the seed of evildoers56 shall never 5769 be renowned.11

21

Prepare54 slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise,4 nor possess1 the land, nor fill1 the face of the world with cities. 5892

22

For I will rise up1 against them, saith7 the LORD of hosts, and cut off52 from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith7 the LORD.

23

I will also make1 it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep43 it with the besom of destruction,53 saith7 the LORD of hosts.

24

The LORD of hosts hath sworn,8 saying,2 Surely as I have thought,14 so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed,1 [so] shall it stand:4

25

That I will break2 the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot:4 then shall his yoke depart1 from off them, and his burden depart4 from off their shoulders.

26

This [is] the purpose that is purposed7 upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out7 upon all the nations.

27

For the LORD of hosts hath purposed,1 and who shall disannul55 [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out,7 and who shall turn it back?55

28

In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

29

Rejoice4 not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote56 thee is broken:8 for out of the serpent's root shall come forth4 a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying35 serpent.

30

And the firstborn of the poor shall feed,1 and the needy shall lie down4 in safety: and I will kill52 thy root with famine, and he shall slay4 thy remnant.

31

Howl,54 O gate; cry,3 O city; thou, whole Palestina, [art] dissolved:8 for there shall come1 from the north a smoke, and none [shall be] alone6 in his appointed times.

32

What shall [one] then answer4 the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded14 Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust4 in it.

Isaiah 15