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Isaiah 14:20-22

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14:20 You will not be buried with them, 1 

because you destroyed your land

and killed your people.

The offspring of the wicked

will never be mentioned again.

14:21 Prepare to execute 2  his sons

for the sins their ancestors have committed. 3 

They must not rise up and take possession of the earth,

or fill the surface of the world with cities.” 4 

14:22 “I will rise up against them,”

says the Lord who commands armies.

“I will blot out all remembrance of Babylon and destroy all her people, 5 

including the offspring she produces,” 6 

says the Lord.

1 tn Heb “you will not be united with them in burial” (so NASB).

2 tn Or “the place of slaughter for.”

3 tn Heb “for the sin of their fathers.”

4 sn J. N. Oswalt (Isaiah [NICOT], 1:320, n. 10) suggests that the garrison cities of the mighty empire are in view here.

5 tn Heb “I will cut off from Babylon name and remnant” (ASV, NAB, and NRSV all similar).

6 tn Heb “descendant and child.”



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