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Isaiah 14:8

    Isaiah 14:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since you are laid down, no feller is come up against us.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,'saying , Since thou art laid low, no hewer is come up against us.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even the trees of the wood are glad over you, the trees of Lebanon, saying, From the time of your fall no wood-cutter has come up against us with an axe.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,'saying , Since thou art laid low, no hewer is come up against us.

    World English Bible

    Yes, the fir trees rejoice with you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Isaiah 14:8

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Feller - One who cuts down.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 14:8

    Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee - They join with the inhabitants of the nations in rejoicing at thy downfall - for they now, like those inhabitants, are suffered to remain undisturbed. (On the word rendered "fir trees," see the notes at Isaiah 1:29.) It is evident that a species of evergreen is meant; and probably some species that grew in Syria or Palestine. The idea is plain. The very forest is represented as rejoicing. It would be safe from the king of Babylon. He could no longer cut it down to build his palaces, or to construct his implements of war. This figure of representing the hills and groves, the trees, the mountains, and the earth, as exulting, or as breaking forth into joy, is common in the Scriptures:

    Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;

    Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

    Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein:

    Then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

    Before the Lord.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 14:8

    14:8 The trees - Which were felled for the service of her pride and luxury, but now are suffered to stand.