ISAIAH 14:15



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“Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

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Isaiah 14:15 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Yet אַ֧ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only Yet
thou shalt be brought down תּוּרָ֖ד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) brought down
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
hell, שְׁא֛וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the sides יַרְכְּתֵי Properly, the flank; but used only figuratively, the rear or recess sides
of the pit. בֽוֹר׃ A pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison) pit

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  • 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.

  • 15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

  • 16  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

  • 17  That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?


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