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

  • Adriana Gilbert
    I like the 19th verse this came to mind I had to search for it. On last night I had an attack like so many others but this time I wasn't afraid the enemy came in it's the feeling with an evil presence is sensed you can't move nor speak but I praise God because this time I knew it was Satan and I was not afraid the lord delivered me!! Praise God he will lift a Standard against the enemy
  • Irene123
    V. 19 and Ch. 62:10 - "............the Lord shall lift up a standard against him"; The 'standard' is the word of God, and it will be done in his spirit - which is in his people. "............without me ye can do NOTHING."
  • June Patterson
    Verse 21 is assurance that He will always be with Israel (and us that know Him)
  • Ronald
    Verse 21is a blessing from the Lord to all those who will turn away from their wicked ways and trust and follow the ways of the Lord. God says He will allow your words to be a blessing not only for you and your children but your grandchildren as well.
  • Mim
    @ William Jackson take all your concerns to the Father. Anything that you want know. Jesus said "Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find Knock and the door will be opened."Just ask in the Holy Name of Jesus. And you will have your answer
  • William Jackson
    Is numerology a familiar spirit and should be cast out?

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