that you will (A)take up this [a]taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,

“How (B)the oppressor has ceased,
And how [b]fury has ceased!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:4 Or proverb
  2. Isaiah 14:4 Amended from the meaningless medhebah to marhebah

you will take up this taunt(A) against the king of Babylon:(B)

How the oppressor(C) has come to an end!
    How his fury[a] has ended!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:4 Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.

26 “I will feed your (A)oppressors with their (B)own flesh,
And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine;
And (C)all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your (D)Savior
And your (E)Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

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26 I will make your oppressors(A) eat(B) their own flesh;
    they will be drunk on their own blood,(C) as with wine.
Then all mankind will know(D)
    that I, the Lord, am your Savior,(E)
    your Redeemer,(F) the Mighty One of Jacob.(G)

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13 That you have (A)forgotten the Lord your Maker,
Who (B)stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth,
That you (C)fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor,
As he makes ready to destroy?
But where is the fury of the (D)oppressor?

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13 that you forget(A) the Lord your Maker,(B)
    who stretches out the heavens(C)
    and who lays the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terror(D) every day
    because of the wrath of the oppressor,
    who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?(E)

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14 “In (A)righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from (B)oppression, for you will (C)not fear;
And from (D)terror, for it will not come near you.

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14 In righteousness(A) you will be established:(B)
Tyranny(C) will be far from you;
    you will have nothing to fear.(D)
Terror(E) will be far removed;
    it will not come near you.

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