14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose
Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall
be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of
14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their
place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land
of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take
them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule
over their oppressors.
14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall
give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the
hard bondage in which thou wast made to serve,
14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden
14:5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the
scepter of the rulers.
14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke,
he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none
14:7 The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break
forth into singing.
14:8 Yes, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of
Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down, no feller is come
up against us.
14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy
coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, [even] all the chief
ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the
kings of the nations.
14:10 All they shall speak and say to thee, Art thou also become
weak as we? Art thou become like us?
14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of
thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover
14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations!
14:13 For thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend into
heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will
sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of
14:14 I will ascend above the hights of the clouds; I will be
like the Most High.
14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of
14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and]
consider thee, [saying], [Is] this the man that made the earth
to tremble, that shook kingdoms:
14:17 [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its
cities; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?
14:18 All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in
glory, every one in his own house.
14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable
branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust
through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as
a carcass trodden under feet.
14:20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou
hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain thy people: the seed of
evil-doers shall never be renowned.
14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of
their fathers; that they may not rise, nor possess the land,
nor fill the face of the world with cities.
14:22 For I will arise against them, saith the LORD of hosts,
and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and
nephew, saith the LORD.
14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and
pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of
destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have
thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so]
shall it stand.
14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from
off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
14:26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole
earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched over all the
14:27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall
disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall
turn it back?
14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
14:29 Rejoice not thou, all Palestina, because the rod of him
that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall
come forth a basilisk, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying
14:30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy
shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine,
and he shall slay thy remnant.
14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, all Palestina, [art]
dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and
none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.
14:32 What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation?
That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people
shall trust in it.