Isaiah 14:12

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How art thou fallen from heauen, O Lucifer, sonne of the morning? how art thou cut downe to the ground, which didst weaken the nations?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!
- American Standard Version (1901)

How great is your fall from heaven, O shining one, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the earth, low among the dead bodies!
- Basic English Bible

How art thou fallen from heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning! Thou art cut down to the ground, that didst prostrate the nations!
- Darby Bible

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
- Webster's Bible

How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!
- World English Bible

How hast thou fallen from the heavens, O shining one, son of the dawn! Thou hast been cut down to earth, O weakener of nations.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, that didst cast lots over the nations!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 14:12


14:12 Fallen - From the height of thy glory. Lucifer - Which properly is a bright star, that ushers in the morning; but is here metaphorically taken for the mighty king of Babylon. Son - The title of son is given in scripture not only to a person or thing begotten or produced by another, but also to any thing which is related, to it, in which sense we read of the son of a night, #Jonah 4:10|, a son of perdition, #John 17:12|, and, which is more agreeable, to the present case, the sons of Arcturus, #Job 38:32|.


Discussion for Isaiah 14:12

  • Tamilin for verse 12
    God forgives but dont take advantage of it and he loves you even if u sin
  • Betty Davis for verse 12
    This is Satan declaring that he will make himself "like " God. Has he accomplished this task? I say yes...
  • Esworth Anderson for verse 12
    Satan was the most Beautiful and powerful angel in heaven so pride overcome him and so he wanted to rule over the most high and so he was cast out of heaven onto the earth here he wage war with god deceived man, Satan have enaumos power the only thing that he cannot do is to breath the breath of life into man he has deceived us all but in the end God shall triumph, As all the ungodly and the unjust shall go down into hell with the devil and his host.
  • Charles D Mock for verse 12
    Lucifer, Satan, the Devil. Desired to elevate himself above the Most High. He thought he was more powerful than Jehovah. He learned in an instant he wasn 't. And since the fall of Adam he has deceived mankind into believing he 's more powerful than Jehovah. Man must plead "Guilty " to his enmity with God. Or face eternity with Lucifer in Hell, the place of eternal torment.
  • Paul Karr for verse 12
    Indeed Isa 14 12 14 there are many interpretations for the fallen one in these verses 1 he is satan because the person here is powerful to be any human king 2 this could be sennacherib or Nebuchadnezzar kings with power Their people looked upon them as gods These kings wanted to rule the world 3 This could refer to both satan and a human king possibly Nebuchadnezzar because Babylon is pictured as the seat of evil in Revelation 17 18 Pride was satan s sin as well as Babylon s Common to all three view points is the truth that pride willfully opposes God and will result in judgement
  • George Ebejer for verse 12
    I agree that Is. 14:12 refers to the Morning Star and not to the devil.

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