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Isaiah 14:15

    Isaiah 14:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But you will come down to the underworld, even to its inmost parts.

    Webster's Revision

    Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit.

    World English Bible

    Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the uttermost parts of the pit.

    Definitions for Isaiah 14:15

    Hell - The valley of Hinnom.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 14:15

    Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell - Hebrew, 'To sheol' (compare Isaiah 14:9).

    To the sides of the pit - The word 'pit,' here, is evidently synonymous with "hell" or "hades," represented as a deep, dark region under ground. The dead were often buried in caves, and the descent was often dark and dreary, to the vaults where they reposed. Hence, it is always represented as going down; or, as the "inferior" regions. The 'sides of the pit' here stand opposed to the 'sides of the north.' He had sought to "ascend" to the one; he should be "brought down" to the other. The reference here is, doubtless, to the land of shades; to the dark and dismal regions where the departed dead are supposed to dwell - to "sheol." So the parallelism proves. But the image or figure is taken from the custom of burying, where, in a deep natural cavern, or a sepulchre excavated from a rock, the dead were ranged around the "sides" of the cavern in niches or recesses excavated for that purpose (see the note at Isaiah 14:9).