The Lord hath broken the rod of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers:

Which smote the people in anger with a continual plague, and ruled the nations in wrath: if any were persecuted, he did [a]not let.

The whole world is at [b]rest and is quiet: they sing for joy.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:6 That is, he suffered all violence and injuries to be done.
  2. Isaiah 14:7 Meaning, that when tyrants reign, there can be no rest nor quietness, and also how detestable a thing tyranny is, seeing the insensible creatures have occasion to rejoice at their destruction.
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