ISAIAH 14:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Hell from beneath is moved for thee to 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.”

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Isaiah 14:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Hell שְׁא֗וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates Hell
from beneath מִתַּ֛חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc beneath
is moved רָגְזָ֥ה To quiver (with any violent emotion, especially anger or fear) moved
for thee to meet לִקְרַ֣את An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
thee (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
at thy coming: בּוֹאֶ֑ךָ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) coming
it stirreth up עוֹרֵ֨ר To wake (literally or figuratively) stirreth up
the dead רְפָאִים֙ Properly, lax, i.e., (figuratively) a ghost (as dead; in plural only) dead
for thee, all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the chief ones עַתּ֣וּדֵי Prepared, i.e., full grown; spoken only (in plural) of he-goats, or (figuratively) leaders of the people chief ones
of the earth; אָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
it hath raised up הֵקִים֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) raised up
from their thrones מִכִּסְאוֹתָ֔ם Properly, covered, i.e., a throne (as canopied) thrones
all כֹּ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the kings מַלְכֵ֥י A king kings
of the nations. גוֹיִֽם׃ A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations

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  • 7  The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

  • 8  Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

  • 9  Hell from beneath is moved for thee to 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.

  • 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.




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