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

  • BSP
    Verse 21: The divine teaching and truths that we receive from Jehovah God will never depart from his servants mouths.
  • Sr
    Verse 21 is saying that the children of Israel (Deuteronomy 28:68) that agreed with the holy covenant are his seed forevermore. They transgressed his laws and despised his judgments therefore they suffered greatly for it (trans Atlantic Slave Trade). Ezekiel 37 reveals their sleep state and how they will begin to wake up and clothe themselves with the garments of righteousness such as Sabbath Day
  • Irene123
    V.21 - Deut. 6:4-7 explains Isa. 59: 21; Pro. 22:6
  • Ifeellostbutfullofhope
    I have walked amoung evil and I have walked with jesuspect right beside me and I thought I was walking with him but by reading this I now see i Always walked a little bit ahead of him.I can't quite but my finger on it or the feeling, buy I know and I know when he's holding me up because I'm to weak to walk and fly and he's been carry me for a. Long time. Thank u Jesus!!! For all u do
  • 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)

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