ISAIAH 5:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”

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Isaiah 5:14 Translation & Meaning

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Therefore לָכֵ֗ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) Therefore
hell שְּׁאוֹל֙ Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
hath enlarged הִרְחִ֤יבָה To broaden (intransitive or transitive, literal or figurative) enlarged
herself, נַפְשָׁ֔הּ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) herself
and opened וּפָעֲרָ֥ה To yawn, i.e., open wide (literally or figuratively) opened
her mouth פִ֖יהָ The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
without לִבְלִי Properly, failure, i.e., nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc without
measure: חֹ֑ק An enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage) measure
and their glory, הֲדָרָ֧הּ Magnificence, i.e., ornament or splendor glory
and their multitude, וַהֲמוֹנָ֛הּ A noise, tumult, crowd; also disquietude, wealth multitude
and their pomp, וּשְׁאוֹנָ֖הּ Uproar (as of rushing); by implication, destruction pomp
and he that rejoiceth, וְעָלֵ֥ז Exultant rejoiceth
shall descend וְיָרַ֨ד 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) descend
into it. וְיָרַ֨ד 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) into it

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  • 12  And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.

  • 13  Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

  • 14  Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

  • 15  And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

  • 16  But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.




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