THE ISAIAH TARGUM, Bruce D. Chilton, Aramaic Bible vol. 11, ed M. McNamara et. al., Wilmington Delaware, Glazier, 1987

THE ISAIAH TARGUM, Bruce D. Chilton, Aramaic Bible vol. 11, ed M. McNamara et. al., Wilmington Delaware, Glazier, 1987

14.1 For the LORD will have compassion on the house of Jacob and will again be pleased with Israel, and will make them dwell in their own land, and proselytes will be added to them and will rely on the house of Israel.

14.2 And peoples will lead them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the land of the Shekinah of the LORD as male and female slaves; and they will be captors of their captors and they will subjugate those who enslaved them.

14.3 And it will come to pass in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and mastery and the hard subjugation which you were subjugated with

14.4 you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and you will say: "How the mastery of him who enslaved us has ceased, the strength of the sinner has come to an end."

14.5 The LORD has broken the strength of the wicked, the rule of sinners,

14.6 which was striking peoples in the strength of unceasing blows, subjugating the peoples in strength, subjugating and unrelenting.

14.7 The whole earth is at rest, quietly; they break forth into singing.

14.8 Indeed, rulers rejoice over you, the rich in possessions, saying, 'From the time that you were laid low, no destroyer comes up against us.'

14.9 Sheol beneath is moved in your regard, to meet you when you come, it rouses the mighty ones for you, all the rich in possessions they have raised from their thrones all the kings of the peoples.

14.10 All of them will answer and say to you: 'You too have become as sick as we! You have become like us!"

14.11 Your glory is brought down to Sheol, and the songs of your music; beneath you they will set a maggot, and above you the worm,

14.12 How you are cast out from the height, you that were resplendent among sons of men as the bright star among the stars! You are banished to the earth, you that were a slaughterer among the peoples!

14.13 And you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to the height; above the people of God I will set the throne of my kingdom; and I will sit in the mount of assembly in the far north,

14.14 I will ascend above all the people, I will be higher than them all.'

14.15 But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit of the place of perdition.

14.16 Those who see you will stare at you, they will ponder, they will say, 'Did this man make the earth tremble, waste the kingdoms,

14.17 make the world like the desert and raze its cities; did he not open the gate for his prisoners?'

14.18 All the kings of the Gentiles lie in glory, each in his tomb;

14.19 but you are cast out from your sepulchre like a hidden miscarriage, covered with those slain, those pierced by a sword, who go down to the pit of the place of perdition like a corpse trodden under foot.

14.20 You will not be as one of them in the sepulchre, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. May the seed of evildoers nevermore be established!

14.2 Prepare slaughter for their sons because of the sins of their fathers, lest they rise and possess the earth and fill the face of the world with enemies."

14.22 "I will he revealed to take retribution from them," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will destroy from Babylon name and remnant, son and son's son, says the LORD.

14.23 And I will make it a possession of porcupines, a house of devastation, stagnant pools of water, and I will sweep it as they sweep with the broom, and I will deliver it to destruction," says the LORD of hosts.

14.24 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying: "As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

14.25 to break the Assyrian in my land, and upon the mountains of my people I will trample him; and his mastery shall pass from them and his yoke will be broken from their necks."

14.26 This is the purpose that he purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the might that is raised up, by which he rules over every kingdom.

14.27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will remove it? And his might is raised up, and there is none who will turn it back. 28. In the year that King Ahaz died this oracle of prophecy came:

14.29 "Rejoice not, all you Philistines, because the ruler who was subjugating you is broken, for from the sons of the sons of Jesse the Messiah will come forth, and his deeds will be among you as a wounding serpent.

14.30 And the needy of the people will be nurtured, and the poor in his days will dwell in safety; but he will kill your sons with hunger and the remnant of your people he will slay.

14.31 Wail for your gates; cry your cities! All of you Philistines are shattered! For the avenger comes out of the north, and there is none that delays in his assemblies.

14.32 And what will the messengers of the Gentiles announce as good news? For the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the needy of his people will trust and rejoice."