Isa 14:1
14:1 For {a} the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet
     choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the
     strangers {b} shall be joined with them, and they shall
     unite with the house of Jacob.

     (a) He shows why God will haste to destroy his enemies,
         that is, because he will deliver his Church.
     (b) Meaning that the Gentiles will be joined with the
         Church and worship God.

Isa 14:2
14:2 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 {c} servants and handmaids: and they
     shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and
     they shall rule over their oppressors.

     (c) Signifying that the Jews would be superior to the
         Gentiles and that they would be brought under the
         service of Christ by the preaching of the Apostles, by
         which all are brought to the subjection of Christ,
         @2Co 10:5.

Isa 14:6
14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke,
     he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and]
     {d} none hindereth.

     (d) That is, he permitted all violence and injuries to be

Isa 14:7
14:7 The whole earth is at {e} rest, [and] is quiet: they break
     forth into singing.

     (e) Meaning that where tyrants reign, there can be no rest
         or quietness and also how detestable a thing tyranny
         is, seeing the insensible creatures have opportunity to
         rejoice at their destruction.

Isa 14:9
14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to {f} 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.

     (f) As though they feared, lest you should trouble the
         dead, as you did the living and here he derides the
         proud tyranny of the wicked, who know not that all
         creatures wish their destruction, that they may

Isa 14:11
14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of
      thy viols: the worm {g} is spread under thee, and the
      worms cover thee.

      (g) Instead of your costly carpets and coverings.

Isa 14:12
14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O {h} Lucifer, son of the
      morning!  [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which
      didst weaken the nations!

      (h) You who thought yourself most glorious and as it were
          placed in the heaven for the morning star that goes
          before the sun, is called Lucifer, to whom
          Nebuchadnezzar is compared.

Isa 14:13
14:13 For thou hast said in thy heart, I will ascend into
      heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I
      will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the
      sides of the {i} north:

      (i) Meaning, Jerusalem of which the temple was of the
          north side, @Ps 48:2.

Isa 14:16
14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly {k} look upon thee,
      [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made
      the earth to tremble, that shook kingdoms;

      (k) In marvelling at you.

Isa 14:17
14:17 [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its
      cities; [that] opened not {l} the house of his prisoners?

      (l) To set them free, noting his cruelty.

Isa 14:19
14:19 But thou art {m} 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.

      (m) You were not buried in the sepulchre of your fathers,
          your tyranny was so abhorred.

Isa 14:21
14:21 {n} Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of
      their fathers; that they may not rise, nor possess the
      land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

      (n) He called to the Medes and Persians, and all those who
          would execute God's vengeance.

Isa 14:25
14:25 {o} That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
      mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart
      from off {p} them, and his burden depart from off their

      (o) As I have begun to destroy the Assyrians in
          Sennacherib: so will I continue and destroy them
          wholly, when I will deliver you from Babylon.
      (p) From the Jews.

Isa 14:28
14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this {q} burden.

      (q) \\Read Geneva "Isa 13:1"\\

Isa 14:29
14:29 Rejoice not thou, all {r} Palestina, because the rod of
      him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's
      root shall come forth an adder, and his fruit [shall be] a
      fiery flying serpent.

      (r) He wills the Philistines not to rejoice because the
          Jews are diminished in their power, for their strength
          will be greater than it ever was.

Isa 14:30
14:30 And the {s} firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the
      needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root
      with famine, and {t} he shall slay thy remnant.

      (s) The Israelites who were brought to most extreme
      (t) That is, my people.

Isa 14:31
14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, all Palestina, [art]
      dissolved: for there shall come from the {u} north a
      smoke, and none [shall be] {x} alone in his appointed

      (u) That is, from the Jews or Assyrians: for they were
          brought to extreme misery.

Isa 14:32
14:32 What shall [one] then answer the {y} messengers of the
      nation? That the LORD hath founded {z} Zion, and the poor
      of his people shall trust in it.

      (y) Who will come to enquire of the state of the Church.
      (z) They will answer that the Lord defends his Church and
          those that join themselves to it.

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