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Isaiah 14:11


14:11 Your splendor 1  has been brought down to Sheol,

as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. 2 

You lie on a bed of maggots,

with a blanket of worms over you. 3 

Isaiah 14:15


14:15 But you were brought down 4  to Sheol,

to the remote slopes of the pit. 5 

1 tn Or “pride” (NCV, CEV); KJV, NIV, NRSV “pomp.”

2 tn Or “harps” (NAB, NIV, NRSV).

3 tn Heb “under you maggots are spread out, and worms are your cover.”

4 tn The prefixed verb form is taken as a preterite. Note the use of perfects in v. 12 to describe the king’s downfall.

5 tn The Hebrew term בּוּר (bor, “cistern”) is sometimes used metaphorically to refer to the place of the dead or the entrance to the underworld.

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