12 How you have (A)fallen from heaven,
You [a](B)star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who defeated the nations!
13 But you said in your heart,
‘I will (C)ascend to heaven;
I will (D)raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
(E)I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 Nevertheless you (F)will be brought down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
16 Those who see you will stare at you,
They will [b]closely examine you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a (G)wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who (H)did not [c]allow his prisoners to go home?’
18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
Each in his own [d]tomb.
19 But you have been (I)hurled out of your tomb
Like [e]a rejected branch,
[f]Clothed with those killed who have been pierced with a sword,
Who go down to the stones of the (J)pit
Like a (K)trampled corpse.
20 You will not be united with them in burial,
Because you have ruined your country,
You have killed your people.
May the (L)descendants of evildoers never be mentioned.
21 Prepare a place of slaughter for his sons
Because of the (M)wrongdoing of their fathers.
They must not arise and take possession of the earth,
And fill the surface of the world with cities.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:12 Heb Helel; i.e., shining one
  2. Isaiah 14:16 Lit show themselves attentive to
  3. Isaiah 14:17 Lit open
  4. Isaiah 14:18 Lit house
  5. Isaiah 14:19 Lit an abhorred branch
  6. Isaiah 14:19 Or As the clothing of those who are slain