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Isaiah 14:5

    Isaiah 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The stick of the evil-doers, the rod of the rulers, is broken by the Lord;

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers;

    World English Bible

    Yahweh has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers;

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 14:5

    The Lord hath broken - Yahweh, by the hand of Cyrus.

    The staff of the wicked - That is, the scepter of the king of Babylon. The word rendered 'staff' (מטה maṭēh) may mean either a bough, stick, staff, rod, or a scepter. The scepter was the symbol of supreme power. It was in the form of a staff, and was made of wood, ivory, or gold. It here means that Yahweh had taken away the power from Babylon, and destroyed his dominion.