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 for Isaiah 14:12

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 for Isaiah 14:12

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

  • Dr David M Ward on Isaiah 14:12
    Satan is the Devil's name. Jesus stated this. Lux Ferro is the word in Isaiah 14:12 that the translations of the KJV used out of the Latin Vulgate to get Lucifer. They were wrong and the world has spread this mistranslation of Moring Star into Lucifer aka the Devil for over 400 years. I knew the truth in 1978 when I began researching Morning Star and did not find the Devil but rather the planet Venus. I have a Doctorate in Theology and no good translation has Lucifer in the translation or the word Hell since the Bible was assembled in the 400's and the word Hell did not exist until 705 AD in Germany and Old England and its meaning is a hidden place.
  • Shem - in Reply on Isaiah 14:12
    Satan is the great counterfeiter, and as such he imitates Jesus in every way.
  • Kate Elizabeth - in Reply on Isaiah 14:12
    Dr David M Ward,

    What translation do you recommend to get a more accurate wording?

    I was wondering why both Satan and Jesus were "the morning star"

    Thanks!
  • Dr David Ward - in Reply on Isaiah 14:12
    I would get a 1978 New American Standard. I know it was much better. I have a Doctorate in Theology and worked almost a year getting the Bible in Modern English because so many young people I meet could not understand the KJV since what preachers are doing is using Dante's Inferno for its view of Hell instead of searching the scriptures to see that Hell does not exist in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Latin. It is a German and Old English word meaning a hidden place.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 14:12
    I am interested in your thoughts on 'hell'. You said, "that Hell does not exist in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Latin". So if you read Psalm 16:10 & Psalm 139:8 which, of course mentions 'hell', what Hebrew word, in your studies, is applicable there. I understand it as 'sheol', but you may have another word or meaning for it.

    Then in the NT, we have Matthew 10:28 & Luke 16:23, where the word for 'hell', is understood to be 'geenne', or Gehenna in Matthew, and 'ade' or Hades, in Luke's reference. I see that all of these references (OT & NT) depict a place & state of suffering. And if these are translated from the original manuscripts, I would be interested to learn what you are reading, the words used & the manuscripts they are derived from, as this can be very perplexing to us who are confined to the Bibles we have now.

    And as a result of this, what is your understanding of a place of eternal suffering for the wicked: whether such a state even exists of which the Bible declares.
  • Tamilin on Isaiah 14:12
    God forgives but dont take advantage of it and he loves you even if u sin
  • Betty Davis on Isaiah 14:12
    This is Satan declaring that he will make himself "like " God. Has he accomplished this task? I say yes...
  • Esworth Anderson on Isaiah 14:12
    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.
  • Paul Karr on Isaiah 14:12
    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 on Isaiah 14:12
    I agree that Is. 14:12 refers to the Morning Star and not to the devil.


 

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