Isaiah 14:9-32 NIV

9 The gravea1 below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed2 to greet you-- all those who were leaders3 in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones-- all those who were kings over the nations.4

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    • b 14:9 - Hebrew "Sheol "; also in verses 11 and 15
      10 They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us."5

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      11 All your pomp has been brought down to the grave,6 along with the noise of your harps;7 maggots are spread out beneath you and worms8 cover you.9

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      12 How you have fallen10 from heaven, O morning star,11 son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!12

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      13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend13 to heaven; I will raise my throne14 above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,15 on the utmost heights16 of the sacred mountain.b

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        • c 14:13 - Or "the north"; Hebrew "Zaphon"
          14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;17 I will make myself like the Most High."18

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          15 But you are brought down19 to the grave,20 to the depths21 of the pit.22

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          16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate:23 "Is this the man who shook24 the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

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          17 the man who made the world a desert,25 who overthrew26 its cities and would not let his captives go home?"27

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          18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.28

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          19 But you are cast out29 of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain,30 with those pierced by the sword,31 those who descend to the stones of the pit.32 Like a corpse trampled underfoot,

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          20 you will not join them in burial,33 for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring34 of the wicked35 will never be mentioned36 again.

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          21 Prepare a place to slaughter his sons37 for the sins of their forefathers;38 they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.

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          22 "I will rise up39 against them," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will cut off from Babylon her name40 and survivors, her offspring and descendants,41" declares the LORD.

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          23 "I will turn her into a place for owls42 and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,43" declares the LORD Almighty.44

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          A Prophecy Against Assyria

          24 The LORD Almighty has sworn,45 "Surely, as I have planned,46 so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.47

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          25 I will crush the Assyrian48 in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke49 will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.50"

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          26 This is the plan51 determined for the whole world; this is the hand52 stretched out over all nations.

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          27 For the LORD Almighty has purposed,53 and who can thwart him? His hand54 is stretched out, and who can turn it back?55

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          A Prophecy Against the Philistines

          28 This oracle56 came in the year57 King Ahaz58 died:

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          29 Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,59 that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,60 its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.61

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          30 The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy62 will lie down in safety.63 But your root I will destroy by famine;64 it will slay65 your survivors.66

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          31 Wail,67 O gate!68 Howl, O city! Melt away, all you Philistines!69 A cloud of smoke comes from the north,70 and there is not a straggler in its ranks.71

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          32 What answer shall be given to the envoys72 of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion,73 and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.74"

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