Isaiah 14:1-9 NLT

1 But the will have mercy on the descendants of Jacob. He will choose Israel as his special people once again. He will bring them back to settle once again in their own land. And people from many different nations will come and join them there and unite with the people of Israel.a

References for Isaiah 14:1

    • 14:1 - Hebrew the house of Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
      2 The nations of the world will help the people of Israel to return, and those who come to live in the ’s land will serve them. Those who captured Israel will themselves be captured, and Israel will rule over its enemies.
      3 In that wonderful day when the gives his people rest from sorrow and fear, from slavery and chains,
      4 you will taunt the king of Babylon. You will say, “The mighty man has been destroyed. Yes, your insolenceb is ended.

      References for Isaiah 14:4

        • 14:4 - As in Dead Sea Scrolls; the meaning of the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
          5 For the has crushed your wicked power and broken your evil rule.
          6 You struck the people with endless blows of rage and held the nations in your angry grip with unrelenting tyranny.
          7 But finally the earth is at rest and quiet. Now it can sing again!
          8 Even the trees of the forest— the cypress trees and the cedars of Lebanon— sing out this joyous song: ‘Since you have been cut down, no one will come now to cut us down!’
          9 “In the place of the deadc there is excitement over your arrival. The spirits of world leaders and mighty kings long dead stand up to see you.

          References for Isaiah 14:9

            • 14:9 - Hebrew Sheol; also in 14:15 .