Isaiah 59:5

“They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They hatch cockatrice egges, and weaue the spiders web: he that eateth of their egges dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And {from} that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They give birth to snake's eggs, and make spider's threads: whoever takes their eggs for food comes to his death, and the egg which is crushed becomes a poison-snake.
- Basic English Bible

They hatch serpents' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
- Darby Bible

They hatch cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
- Webster's Bible

They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.
- World English Bible

Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They hatch basilisks' eggs, and weave the spider's web; he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 59:5


59:5 Cockatrice eggs - One kind put for any venomous creature, a proverbial speech signifying by these eggs mischievous designs, and by hatching them, their putting them in practice. Web - Another proverbial speech whereby is taught, both how by their plots they weave nets, lay snares industriously with great pains and artifice. And also how their designs will come to nothing, as the spider's web is soon swept away.


Discussion for Isaiah 59

  • Karl
    responds to James Montgomery ; I wouldn't presume to speak for the LORD, who is speaking in this verse, but my interpretation would be simply that God is with those that are with him, hearkening back to the first verse of this chapter - How's that sound to you?
  • Ken morton
    It simply means that Gods word will not depart(always continue) from their mouths.
  • James Montgomery
    Can someone explain verse 21 for me?
  • Esaia kekana
    Lord is so merciful and remind us that if we believe in him there is no ways can go wrong as he is willing to listen to is nd safe us the way he safe the Israeliets..
  • Riley Christopher for verse 1
    I love this verse I say it everyday to my kids
  • Rosa J. Williams for verse 19
    God hands are not short that he cannot save Isreal or us today if we would turn from our wicked ways pray and seek his face then would he forgive Isreal their sins and save them from sins.And the devil from keeping us in darknes.

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