ISAIAH 14:12



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“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!”

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Isaiah 14:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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How אֵ֛יךְ How? or how!; also where How
art thou fallen נָפַ֥לְתָּ To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) art fallen
from heaven, מִשָּׁמַ֖יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
O Lucifer, הֵילֵ֣ל Lucifer, the morning-star O Lucifer
son בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of the morning! שָׁ֑חַר Dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial) morning
how (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
art thou cut down נִגְדַּ֣עְתָּ To fell a tree; generally, to destroy anything art cut down
to the ground, לָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) ground
which didst weaken חוֹלֵ֖שׁ To prostrate; by implication, to overthrow, decay didst weaken
the nations! גּוֹיִֽם׃ A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations

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  • 10  All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

  • 11  Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

  • 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!

  • 13  For thou hast said in thine 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 north:

  • 14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.


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