Isaiah 14:14

“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Isaiah 14:14

I wil ascend aboue the heights of the cloudes, I wil bee like the most High.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will go higher than the clouds; I will be like the Most High.
- Basic English Bible

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High:
- Darby Bible

I will ascend above the hights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.
- Webster's Bible

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!"
- World English Bible

I go up above the heights of a thick cloud, I am like to the Most High.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Isaiah 14:14

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 14:14


14:14 Like - In the uncontrolableness of my power, and the universal extent of my dominion.


Discussion for Isaiah 14:14

  • Connie on Isaiah 14:14
    Isaiah 14:14 Does this verse, even when reading the entire chapter in full context, foretell of when Jesus ascended into the clouds after his resurrection?
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 14:14
    This portion in Isaiah 14:4 onwards, speaks specifically about the King of Babylon, who was wicked, presumptuous, & had delusions of grandeur (as many of the heathen kings did). However, verses 12-15 are also seen as a description of the Devil, as one who entertained sin (to be like God), was cast out from Heaven (when he was once an angel there), onto Earth (& we know what mischief he got to here), & whose domain is Hell, though being the god of this world leading many people into his domain.

    You can also read in Ezekiel 28:11-19 where a similar accusation was made to the King of Tyrus, but has a wider meaning & fulfilment in Satan. So, these portions have nothing to do with Christ's resurrection & ascension.
  • Connie - in Reply on Isaiah 14:14
    Thank you for your kindness and response. I have great fear of offending God with my own thoughts . I have many questions about why i feel differently about the scriptures that stir my fear of my declaration to worship only God. and have no other equal to or above my Heavenly Father. My views about the idols, crosses and statues of Jesus being that are man made. This is a tough subject . A fixed point of view that no one else seems to think is relevant to the commandment against idols . But thank you for your help.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 14:14
    "Offending God with your thoughts" is quite possibly not sin, unless you dwell on them, leading to committing sin whether in the mind or body. We all have spurious thoughts come to us, & sometimes downright disturbing. It's how we deal with them that matters: do we determine to terminate those thoughts or choose to fuel them or even act upon them?

    We can run to the Lord in prayer & commit our folly to Him; or turn to the Word & allow the Spirit to minister God's Message & Words of healing to our minds; or even do as the Apostle Paul suggests in Philippians 4:8,9, to set our minds (our thoughts) on things that are honest, just, pure, etc. Why do this? We are effectively covering over & ridding nasty, disturbing thoughts with thoughts that bring on peace, stability & purity to one's heart - i.e. getting our minds back onto God's track & dwelling on things that will lift up our hearts towards God rather than weigh them down to our hurt.
  • PJW on Isaiah 14:14
    I have a little grandson, aged 4 who has been diagnosed with this behavior. It is most evident...he argues, where there is NO argument. Please pray that his parents choose the right form of correction. The mother, my daughter is in complete panic, and the father thinks there is nothing wrong. There IS something wrong, and Isaiah 14:14 describes it to a tee.
  • Mateus on Isaiah 14:14
    Spiritual freedom is good to the humble people who wil cherish and conserve it not to the proud.Jealous,greediness is not a good thing in man it is better to be pleased with what we have despite Satan given all the good things he was not happy wanted to be a Creator .


 

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