14 1For Jehovah will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose
Israel, and set them in their own land: and the sojourner shall join himself
with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2And the peoples
shall take them, and bring them to their place; and the house of Israel shall
possess them in the land of Jehovah for servants and for handmaids: and they
shall take them captive whose captives they were; and they shall rule over
3And it shall come to pass in the day that Jehovah
shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy trouble, and from the hard
service wherein thou wast made to serve,
4that thou shalt take up this
parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased!
the golden city ceased!
5Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the
sceptre of the rulers;
6that smote the peoples in wrath with a continual
stroke, that ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none
7The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break
forth into singing.
8Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the
cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid low, no hewer is come
up against us.
9Sheol 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.
10All they shall answer and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as
we? art thou become like unto us?
11Thy pomp is brought down to Sheol,
and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and worms
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!
13And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt
my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of
congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;
14I will ascend above
the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.
thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit.
16They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee,
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did
17that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the
cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?
kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own
19But thou art cast forth away from thy sepulchre like an
abominable branch, clothed with the slain, that are thrust through with the
sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a dead body trodden under
20Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast
destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people; the seed of evil-doers shall
not be named for ever.
21Prepare ye slaughter for his children for the
iniquity of their fathers, that they rise not up, and possess the earth, and
fill the face of the world with cities.
22And I will rise up against
them, saith Jehovah of hosts, and cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and
son and son's son, saith Jehovah.
23I will also make it a possession for
the porcupine, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of
destruction, saith Jehovah of hosts.
24Jehovah 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:
25that 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 shoulder.
26This is the
purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth; and this is the hand that is
stretched out upon all the nations.
27For Jehovah of hosts hath purposed,
and who shall annul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it
28In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
not, O Philistia, all of thee, because the rod that smote thee is broken; for
out of the serpent's root shall come forth an adder, and his fruit shall be a
fiery flying serpent.
30And 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
thy remnant shall be slain.
31Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou art melted
away, O Philistia, all of thee; for there cometh a smoke out of the north,
and there is no straggler in his ranks.
32What then shall one answer the
messengers of the nation? That Jehovah hath founded Zion, and in her shall
the afflicted of his people take refuge.