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Isaiah 14:18

    Isaiah 14:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All the kings of the earth are at rest in glory, every man in his house,

    Webster's Revision

    All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

    World English Bible

    All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 14:18

    All the kings of the nations - That is, this is the common way in which the kings are buried.

    Lie in glory - They lie in a magnificent mausoleum; they are surrounded with splendor even in their tombs. It is well known that vast sums of money were expended to rear magnificent mausoleums as the burial place of kings. With this design, probably, the pyramids of Egypt were reared; and the temple of Bel in Babylon, we are told, was employed for this purpose. Josephus says that vast quantities of money were buried in the sepulchre of David. The kings of Israel were buried in a royal burying place on Mount Zion 2 Chronicles 21:20; 2 Chronicles 35:24; Nehemiah 3:16. For a description of the sepulchre of David, and of sepulchres in general, "see" Calmet's "Dict." Art. "Sepulchre" (compare Ezekiel 32.)

    Every one in his own house - In a sepulchre constructed for himself. It was usual for kings to have a splendid tomb constructed for themselves.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 14:18

    14:18 All - That is, other things most commonly do. Lie - Are buried in their own sepulchres, having stately monuments erected to their memory.