Isaiah 14:11
New International Version
All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you.

New Living Translation
Your might and power were buried with you. The sound of the harp in your palace has ceased. Now maggots are your sheet, and worms your blanket.’

English Standard Version
Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are laid as a bed beneath you, and worms are your covers.

Berean Study Bible
Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the music of your harps. Maggots are your bed and worms your blanket.

King James Bible
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

New King James Version
Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, And the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread under you, And worms cover you.’

New American Standard Bible
‘Your pride and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.’

NASB 1995
Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.'

NASB 1977
‘Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you, And worms are your covering.’

Amplified Bible
‘Your pomp and magnificence have been brought down to Sheol, Along with the music of your harps; The maggots [which prey on the dead] are spread out under you [as a bed] And worms are your covering [Babylonian rulers].’

Christian Standard Bible
Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, along with the music of your harps. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, along with the music of your harps. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you."

American Standard Version
Thy pomp is brought down to Sheol, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and worms cover thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your honor has gone down to Sheol and your harp is dead under you; the high place shall be laid low and the worms shall cover you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy glory has come down to Hades, and thy great mirth: under thee they shall spread corruption, and the worm shall be thy covering.

Contemporary English Version
Your pride and your music have ended here in the world of the dead. Worms are your blanket, maggots are your bed."

Douay-Rheims Bible
11Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering.

English Revised Version
Thy pomp is brought down to hell, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and worms cover thee.

Good News Translation
You used to be honored with the music of harps, but now here you are in the world of the dead. You lie on a bed of maggots and are covered with a blanket of worms.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your pride has been brought down to Sheol along with the music of your harps. Maggots are spread out [like a bed] under you, and worms cover you.

International Standard Version
Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the noise of your harps. Maggots are spread out beneath you, and worms are your covering."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy pomp is brought down to the nether-world, And the noise of thy psalteries; The maggot is spread under thee, And the worms cover thee.'

Literal Standard Version
Your excellence has been brought down to Sheol, "" The noise of your stringed instruments, "" The worm has been spread out under you, "" Indeed, the worm is covering you.

NET Bible
Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. You lie on a bed of maggots, with a blanket of worms over you.

New Heart English Bible
How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn. How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low.

World English Bible
Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.

Young's Literal Translation
Brought down to Sheol hath been thine excellency, The noise of thy psaltery, Under thee spread out hath been the worm, Yea, covering thee is the worm.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Downfall of the King of Babylon
10They will all respond to you, saying, “You too have become weak, as we are; you have become like us!” 11Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the music of your harps. Maggots are your bed and worms your blanket. 12How you have fallen from heaven, O day star, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O destroyer of nations.…

Cross References
Job 21:26
But together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them both.

Isaiah 5:14
Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's nobles and masses, her revelers and carousers!

Isaiah 51:8
For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, My salvation through all generations."

Isaiah 66:24
"As they go forth, they will see the corpses of the men who have rebelled against Me; for their worm will never die, their fire will never be quenched, and they will be a horror to all mankind."


Treasury of Scripture

Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.

pomp

Isaiah 21:4,5
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me…

Isaiah 22:2
Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.

Job 21:11-15
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance…

the worm

Isaiah 66:24
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Job 17:13,14
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness…

Job 24:19,20
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned…









(11) Thy pomp is brought down to the grave. Literally, to Sheol, as in Isaiah 14:9. The "pomp" is the same as the "beauty" of Isaiah 13:19.

The noise of thy viols.--Perhaps harps, or cymbals, representing one of the prominent features of Babylonian culture (Daniel 3:5). The singers see, as it were, all this kingly state mouldering in the grave, maggots and worms (the two words are different in the Hebrew) taking the place of the costly shawls and carpets on which the great king had been wont to rest.

Verse 11. - The noise of thy viols. (On the fondness of the Babylonians for music, and the number and variety of their musical instruments, see Daniel 3:7, 10, etc.) The word here translated "viol" is more commonly rendered "psaltery." (On the probable character of the instrument intended, see note on Isaiah 5:12.) The worm is spread under thee, etc.; rather, beneath thee is spread the maggot, and the worm covereth thee. The thought of the grave brings the thought of corruption with it. For cushion and for coverlet the royal corpse has only the loathsome creatures which come with putrescence. At this point the second stanza terminates.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your pomp
גְּאוֹנֶ֖ךָ (ḡə·’ō·w·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1347: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

has been brought down
הוּרַ֥ד (hū·raḏ)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Sheol,
שְׁא֛וֹל (šə·’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

with the music
הֶמְיַ֣ת (hem·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1998: A sound, music

of your harps.
נְבָלֶ֑יךָ (nə·ḇā·le·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5035: A skin-bag for, liquids, a vase, a lyre

Maggots
רִמָּ֔ה (rim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7415: A maggot

spread out
יֻצַּ֣ע (yuṣ·ṣa‘)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3331: To strew as a, surface

beneath you,
תַּחְתֶּ֙יךָ֙ (taḥ·te·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

and worms
תּוֹלֵעָֽה׃ (tō·w·lê·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8438: The crimson-grub, of the color, from it, cloths dyed therewith

cover you.
וּמְכַסֶּ֖יךָ (ū·mə·ḵas·se·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4374: A covering, garment, a coverlet, an awning, the omentum


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