Isaiah Chapter 14
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2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 14 Bible commentary...
The destruction of Babylon, and the death of its proud monarch. (1-23) Assurance of the destruction of Assyria. (24-27) The destruction of the Philistines. (28-32)1-23 The whole plan of Divine Providence is arranged with a view to the good of the people of God. A settlement in the land of promise is of God's mercy. Let the church receive those whom God receives. God's people, wherever their lot is cast, should endeavour to recommend religion by a right and winning conversation. Those that would not be reconciled to them, should be humbled by them. This may be applied to the success of the gospel, when those were brought to obey it who had opposed it. God himself undertakes to work a blessed change. They shall have rest from their sorrow and fear, the sense of their present burdens, and the dread of worse. Babylon abounded in riches. The king of Babylon having the absolute command of so much wealth, by the help of it ruled the nations. This refers especially to the people of the Jews; and it filled up the measure of the king of Babylon's sins. Tyrants sacrifice their true interest to their lusts and passions. It is gracious ambition to covet to be like the Most Holy, for he has said, Be ye holy, for I am holy; but it is sinful ambition to aim to be like the Most High, for he has said, He who exalts himself shall be abased. The devil thus drew our first parents to sin. Utter ruin should be brought upon him. Those that will not cease to sin, God will make to cease. He should be slain, and go down to the grave; this is the common fate of tyrants. True glory, that is, true grace, will go up with the soul to heaven, but vain pomp will go down with the body to the grave; there is an end of it. To be denied burial, if for righteousness' sake, may be rejoiced in, #Mt 5:12|. But if the just punishment of sin, it denotes that impenitent sinners shall rise to everlasting shame and contempt. Many triumphs should be in his fall. God will reckon with those that disturb the peace of mankind. The receiving the king of Babylon into the regions of the dead, shows there is a world of spirits, to which the souls of men remove at death. And that souls have converse with each other, though we have none with them; and that death and hell will be death and hell indeed, to all who fall unholy, from the height of this world's pomps, and the fulness of its pleasures. Learn from all this, that the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned. The royal city is to be ruined and forsaken. Thus the utter destruction of the New Testament Babylon is illustrated, #Re 18:2|. When a people will not be made clean with the besom of reformation, what can they expect but to be swept off the face of the earth with the besom of destruction?
24-27 Let those that make themselves a yoke and a burden to God's people, see what they are to expect. Let those that are the called according to God's purpose, comfort themselves, that whatever God has purposed, it shall stand. The Lord of hosts has purposed to break the Assyrian's yoke; his hand is stretched out to execute this purpose; who has power to turn it back? By such dispensations of providence, the Almighty shows in the most convincing manner, that sin is hateful in his sight.
28-32 Assurance is given of the destruction of the Philistines and their power, by famine and war. Hezekiah would be more terrible to them than Uzziah had been. Instead of rejoicing, there would be lamentation, for the whole land would be ruined. Such destruction will come upon the proud and rebellious, but the Lord founded Zion for a refuge to poor sinners, who flee from the wrath to come, and trust in his mercy through Christ Jesus. Let us tell all around of our comforts and security, and exhort them to seek the same refuge and salvation.
Frank's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 2/19/2013, 7:48pm...
It's mistranslated. The name Lucifer never was Satan's according to the holy text. If one reads Isaiah 14, he/she should easily be able to see that it is talking about the fall of the King of Babylon, and the fall of his country and family. Not Satan. Furthermore, it does NOT appear until the chapter is translated into Latin Vulgate, in around 400 A.D. It is the name for Venus, or the day-star. I could have understood how Christianity could believe this when the majority of them were illiterate, but now that it is not the case they should be embarrassed and properly ashamed.
Anonymous's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 10/22/2012, 3:30pm...
Repent and return to JESUS.
Bonita's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment about verse 12 on 10/08/2012, 10:23pm...
Very down to earth...something we all need to know and learn about.
Timothy Wayne George's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 5/19/2012, 9:35am...
LUCIFER WAS FULL OF PRIDE, AND THUS HE FELL FROM HIS POSITION OF SON OF THE MORNING IN HEAVEN. GOD HATES PRIDE, AND ALL THOSE THAT ALLOW THIS AWFUL SIN IN THEIR LIFE ARE HEADED FOR A FALL. WE CAN REPENT OF THIS SIN, AND HUMBLE OURSELVES UNDER THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD. THE LORD WILL EXALT THEE AT THE APPOINTED TIME. FALLEN ANGELS ARE DOOMED TO HELL, AND THE LAKE OF FIRE. MAY ALL THOSE WHO NEED JESUS, RECEIVE HIM INTO THEIR HEART, AND AT THE JUDGEMENT WE WILL JUDGE THE FALLEN ANGELS.
Walter's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 2/25/2012, 8:40am...
Lucifer means bright morning star the false one dont be deceive by him.
Rara's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 5/01/2010, 7:22am...
share the gospel with LOVE.
Sarah's Isaiah Chapter 14 comment on 1/29/2010, 10:40pm...
Be ye Holy for I am Holy thus said the Lord of Hosts. This one of the most important keys to the
Kingdom of God and our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ unlocks the door.
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