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 Jacob.
1 However, the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will once again choose Israel. He will settle them in their own land, and foreigners will join them, affiliating themselves with the house of Jacob.
2 The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the (D)house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord (E)as male servants and female servants; and (a)they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
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.
2 The nations will escort Israel and bring it to its homeland. Then the house of Israel will possess them as male and female slaves in the Lord’s land.(E) They will make captives of their captors and will rule over their oppressors.
2 Many nations will take them and bring them to their land and their own place. The house of Israel will put those nations to conscripted labor in the LORD's land. They will take captive those who were their captors, and will rule continually over those who oppressed them.
2 The peoples will take them along and bring them to their own place (Judea), and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord as male and female servants; and they will take captive those whose captives they have been, and they will rule over their [former] oppressors.(B)
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 wherein thou wast made to serve,
3 At the time, when the LORD gives you rest from your suffering, turmoil, and the cruel bondage which they forced you to serve,
3 And it will be in the day when the Lord gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and from the harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
4 you will lift up this song of mockery against the king of Babylon: "How the oppressor has come to an end! How the attacker has ceased!
4 that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,“How the oppressor has ceased [his insolence],And how the fury has ceased!
5 “The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,The scepter of rulers
5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
5 The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,the scepter of the rulers.
5 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers,
5 “The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,The scepter of the [tyrant] rulers
6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
6 It struck the peoples in angerwith unceasing blows.It subdued the nations in ragewith relentless persecution.
6 that struck down nations in anger with unceasing blows, that oppressed nations in fury with relentless persecution.
6 Which used to strike the peoples in anger with incessant blows,Which subdued and ruled the nations in wrath with unrelenting persecution.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
7 All the earth is calm and at rest;people shout with a ringing cry.
7 The entire earth is at rest and peace; its inhabitants break into song.
7 “The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;They break into shouts of joy.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
8 Even the cypresses rejoice over you, as do the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Now that you've been laid low, no woodcutter comes up against us.'
8 “Even the cypress trees rejoice over you [kings of Babylon], even the cedars of Lebanon, saying,‘Since you were laid low, no woodcutter comes up against us.’
9 “(L)Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;It arouses for you the (e)spirits of the dead, all the (f)leaders of the earth;It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
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.
9 "The afterlife below is all astir to meet you when you arrive; it rouses up the spirits of the dead to greet you everyone who used to be world leaders. It has raised up from their thrones all who used to be kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
10 They all respond to you, saying:“You too have become as weak as we are;you have become like us!
10 In answer, all of them will tell you, "You've also become as weak as we are! You have become just like us!'
10 “All of them will respond [tauntingly] and say to you,‘You have become as weak as we are.You have become like us.
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 thee.
11 Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,along with the music of your harps.Maggots are spread out under you,and worms cover you.”
11 Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the noise of your harps. Maggots are spread out beneath you, and worms are your covering."
11 ‘Your pomp and magnificence have been brought down to Sheol,Along with the music of your harps;The maggots [which prey on the dead] are spread out under you [as a bed]And worms are your covering [Babylonian rulers].’
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!
12 "How you have fallen from heaven, Day Star, son of the Dawn! How you have been thrown down to earth, you who laid low the nation!
13 For thou hast said in thine 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 the north:
13 You said in your heart, "I'll ascend to heaven, above the stars of God. I'll erect my throne; I'll sit on the Mount of Assembly in the far reaches of the north;
13 “But you said in your heart,‘I will ascend to heaven;I will raise my throne above the stars of God;I will sit on the mount of assemblyIn the remote parts of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
14 I will ascend above the highest clouds;I will make myself like the Most High.”
14 I'll ascend above the tops of the clouds; I'll make myself like the Most High.'
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
15 But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.
15 “But [in fact] you will be brought down to Sheol,To the remote recesses of the pit (the region of the dead).
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 did shake kingdoms;
16 Those who see you will stare at you;they will look closely at you:“Is this the man who caused the earth to tremble,who shook the kingdoms,
16 "Those who see you will stare at you. They will wonder about you: "Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who made kingdoms quake,
16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,They will consider you, saying,‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,Who shook kingdoms,
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
17 who made the world like a desert, who destroyed its cities, who would not open the jails for his prisoners?'
17 Who made the world like a wildernessAnd overthrew its cities,Who did not permit his prisoners to return home?’
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
18 All the kings of the nationslie in splendor, each in his own tomb.
18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.
18 “All the kings of the nations, all of them lie [dead] in glorious array,Each one in his own sepulcher.
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 carcase trodden under feet.
19 But you are thrown out without a grave,like a worthless branch,covered by those slain with the swordand dumped into a rocky pit like a trampled corpse.
19 But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,
19 “But you [king of Babylon] have been cast out of your tomb (denied burial)Like a rejected branch,Clothed with the slain who are pierced by the sword,Who go down to the stones of the pit [into which carcasses are thrown],Like a dead body trampled [underfoot].
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
20 you will not be united with them in burial, for you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. People will never mention the descendants of those who practice evil again!
20 “You will not be united with them in burial,Because you have destroyed your land,You have slain your people.May the descendants of evildoers never be named!
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
21 Prepare a massacre for his sons because of the guilt of their forefathers! They are not to rise and inherit the earth, and cover the surface of the world with cities."
21 “Prepare a slaughtering place for his sonsBecause of the wickedness [the sin, the injustice, the wrongdoing] of their fathers.They must not rise and take possession of the earth,And fill the face of the world with cities.”
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
22 “I will rise up against them”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“and I will cut off from Babylon her reputation, remnant, offspring, and posterity”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
22 "I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I will eliminate from Babylon her name and survivors, her offspring and descendants," declares the LORD.
22 “I will rise up against them,” says the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, and son and grandson,” declares the Lord.
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.
23 "And I'm going to make it a possession of the hedgehog pools of water and I'll sweep with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
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:
24 The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sworn: "Surely as I have planned, that's what she will become; and just as I have determined, so will it remain
24 The Lord of hosts has sworn [an oath], saying, “Just as I have intended, so it has certainly happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand—
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.
25 to crush the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will turn away from you, and his burden from your shoulders."
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
26 "This is what I've planned for the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
26 This is the plan [of God] decided for the whole earth [regarded as conquered and put under tribute by Assyria]; and this is the hand [of God] that is stretched out over all the nations.
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?
27 The Lord of Hosts Himself has planned it;therefore, who can stand in its way?It is His hand that is outstretched,so who can turn it back?
27 For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has planned, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?"
27 For the Lord of hosts has decided and planned, and who can annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?”
28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
28 In the year that King Ahaz died this message came:
29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
29 "Don't rejoice, all of you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken, because from the snake's root a viper will spring up, and its offspring will be a darting, poisonous serpent.
30 And the firstborn 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.
30 The firstborn of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety; but I'll kill your root by famine, and I'll execute your survivors.
30 “The firstborn of the helpless [of Judah] will feed [on My meadows],And the needy will lie down in safety;But I will kill your root with famine,And your survivors will be put to death.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
31 Wail, you gate! Cry out, you city! Melt away, all you Philistines! For smoke comes from the north, and there's no one to take measure in its festivals.
31 “Howl, O gate; cry, O city!Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;For smoke comes out of the north,And there is no straggler in his ranks and no one stands detached [in Hezekiah’s battalions].
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.
32 How will they answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in it the afflicted among his people will find refuge."
32 “Then what answer will one give the messengers of the [Philistine] nation?That the Lord has founded Zion,And the afflicted of His people will seek and find refuge in it.”
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