14 For the Lord awill have mercy on Jacob,
And bwill yet choose Israel,
And cset them in their own land:
And dthe strangers shall be joined with them,
And they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them, and ebring them to their place:
And the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord
fFor servants and handmaids:
And they shall take them captives, †whose captives they were;
And gthey shall rule over their oppressors.
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, 4 That thou shalt htake up this ||proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,
How hath the oppressor ceased! the ||igolden city ceased!
5 The Lord hath broken kthe staff lof the wicked, and klthe sceptre of the 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.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: mthey break forth into singing.
8 nYea, othe fir trees rejoice at thee, and opthe cedars of Lebanon, saying,
Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
9 q||Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
It stirreth up rthe dead for thee, even all the †chief ones of the earth;
It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall sspeak and say unto thee,
Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy tviols:
uThe worm vis spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 wHow art thou fallen from heaven, ||O Lucifer, xson of the morning!
How art thou ycut down to the ground, which didst zweaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, aI will ascend into heaven,
bI will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
I will sit also upon cthe mount of the congregation, in dthe sides of the north:
14 bI will ascend above the heights of the clouds; eI will be like the most High.
15 Yet fthou shalt be brought down to hell, to gthe sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall hnarrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying,
Is this the man that imade the earth to tremble, that idid shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof;
That ||opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them,
Lie in glory, every one kin his own house.
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 gthe stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 lThou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
Because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people:
mThe seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children nfor the iniquity of their fathers;
oThat they do not rise, nor possess the land,
Nor 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 pthe name, and qremnant,
And rson, and rsnephew, saith the Lord.
23 I will also make it a possession for tthe bittern, and pools of water:
And I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
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:
25 uThat I will break the Assyrian in my land,
And upon my mountains tread him under foot:
Then shall his vyoke depart from off them,
And whis vburden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth:
And this is xthe hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
27 For ythe Lord of hosts hath purposed, and zwho shall disannul it?
And xhis hand is stretched out, and awho shall turn it back?
28 In the year that bking Ahaz died was this cburden.
29 Rejoice not thou, whole dPalestina,
Because ethe rod of him that smote thee is broken:
For fout of the serpent’s root shall come forth a ||gcockatrice,
And fhis fruit shall be ha fiery flying serpent.
30 And ithe 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.
31 jHowl, O gate; cry, O city;
Thou, whole dPalestina, art kdissolved:
For there shall come from the north a smoke,
And ||none shall be alone in his ||lappointed times.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation?
That mthe Lord hath founded Zion,
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