Israel will be gathered and enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare 2 Nephi 24.
1 aFor the Lord will have bmercy on Jacob, and will yet cchoose Israel, and set them in their own dland: and the estrangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the apeople shall take them, and bbring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them ccaptives, whose captives they were; and they shall drule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
4 ¶ That thou shalt take up this aproverb against the king of bBabylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the cgolden city ceased!
5 The Lord hath broken the astaff of the bwicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who smote the people in wrath with aa continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
7 The whole earth is at arest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
8 Yea, the afir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art blaid down, cno feller is come up against us.
9 aHell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the bdead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to athe grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 How art thou afallen from bheaven, O cLucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the dnations!
13 For thou hast said in thine aheart, bI will ascend into heaven, I will cexalt my dthrone above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the enorth:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the amost High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to ahell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see athee shall bnarrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in aglory, every one in bhis own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like aan abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to bthe stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be ajoined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the bseed of cevildoers shall never be renowned.
21 aPrepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and acut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord.
23 I will also make it a possession for the abittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the bbesom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
24 ¶ The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
25 That aI will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon bmy mountains tread him under foot: then shall his cyoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole aearth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon ball the nations.
27 For the Lord of hosts hath apurposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
28 In the ayear that king bAhaz died was this cburden.
29 ¶ Rejoice not thou, whole aPalestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31 aHowl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole bPalestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the anation? That the Lord hath founded bZion, and the cpoor of his people shall dtrust in it.