Isaiah 14

Chapter 14

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.


Heb. "Sheol," Also; 15 (See Scofield "Habakkuk 2:5")

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 thee.

grave Heb. "Sheol,"

(See Scofield "Habakkuk 2:5")

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!

son of the morning

Verses 12-14 evidently refer to Satan, who, as prince of this world-system (see "World," John 7:7 (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") is the real unseen ruler of the successive world- powers. Tyre, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, etc. (see Ezekiel 28:12-14 Lucifer, "day-star," can be none other that Satan. This tremendous passage marks the beginning of sin in the universe. When Lucifer said, "I will," sin began. See Scofield " Revelation 20:10 ".

See other instances of addressing Satan through another, Genesis 3:15 ; Matthew 16:22 Matthew 16:23 .

14:15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.


Heb. "Sheol," Also; 14:9 (See Scofield "Habakkuk 2:5") .

14:22  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.


See note 2; (See Scofield "Isaiah 13:1") .

14:26  This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

whole earth

This universality is significant and marks the whole passage as referring, not merely to a near judgment upon Assyria, but in a yet larger sense to the final crash of the present world-system at the end of the age. (See "Times of the Gentiles," Luke 21:24 ; Revelation 16:14 ; Daniel 2:44 Daniel 2:45 "Armageddon," ; Revelation 16:14 ; 19:17 . No other such universal catastrophe on the nations is known to Scripture.

14:28  In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.


See note 1; (See Scofield "Isaiah 13:1") .

14:29  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.

come forth

The descendants of Ahaz.

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.


(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12")