And it will be on the day when the Lord gives you (A)rest from your hardship, your turmoil, and from the harsh service in which you have been enslaved, that you will (B)take up this [a]taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,

“How (C)the oppressor has ceased,
And how the [b]onslaught has ceased!
The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked,
The scepter of rulers,
(D)Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which [c]subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;
They (E)break forth into shouts of joy.

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  1. Isaiah 14:4 Or proverb
  2. Isaiah 14:4 As in DSS and ancient versions; MT uncertain
  3. Isaiah 14:6 Or ruled