Isaiah 14:18
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New International Version
All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.

New Living Translation
"The kings of the nations lie in stately glory, each in his own tomb,

English Standard Version
All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb;

New American Standard Bible
"All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb.

King James Bible
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the kings of the nations lie in splendor, each in his own tomb.

International Standard Version
All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.

NET Bible
As for all the kings of the nations, all of them lie down in splendor, each in his own tomb.

New Heart English Bible
All the kings of the nations lie in splendor, everyone in his own house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the kings of the nations, all of them, have been buried with honor, each in his own tomb.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Every one in his own house.

New American Standard 1977
“All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
            Each in his own tomb.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the kings of the Gentiles, even all of them, lie in glory, each one in his own house.

King James 2000 Bible
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, everyone in his own tomb.

American King James Version
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

American Standard Version
All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the kings of the nations have all of them slept in glory, every one in his own house.

Darby Bible Translation
-- All the kings of the nations, all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house;

English Revised Version
All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one in his own house.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

World English Bible
All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house.

Young's Literal Translation
All kings of nations -- all of them, Have lain down in honour, each in his house,
Study Bible
Triumphant Exultation over Babel
17Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?' 18"All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb. 19"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.…
Cross References
Isaiah 14:17
Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?'

Isaiah 14:19
"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.

Ezekiel 32:27
"Nor do they lie beside the fallen heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these heroes was once in the land of the living.
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All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

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Isaiah 22:16 What have you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you …

2 Chronicles 24:16,25 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because …

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that …

Ezekiel 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, …

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Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

Ecclesiastes 12:5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall …

(18) All the kings of the nations . . .--The "house" in which the monarchs lie is, of course, their sepulchre. Such sepulchres, as in the case of the pyramid graves of the Egyptian kings, the "eternal home" as they themselves called it (comp. Ecclesiastes 12:5), were often almost literally the "house," or palace, of the dead.

Verse 18. - All the kings of the nations, etc.; i.e. the other kings, speaking generally, died in peace, and had an honorable burial, each one in the sepulcher that he had prepared for himself as his final abode or "house" (comp. Isaiah 22:16). The care taken to prepare tombs was not confined to Egypt, though there obtaining its greatest development. Among others, the Persian kings certainly prepared their own sepulchers; and probably the practice was general. All the kings of the nations,.... Of other nations, besides those he governed, and even of those whom he had subdued, at least their ancestors, the greatest part of them however; for the word "all" does not always signify every individual, though by the repetition of it, it here bids fair for such a sense, there being but very few, or scarce any exceptions to this observation; for, on some account or another, both good and bad kings are interred in great state:

even all of them lie in glory; in rich tombs and stately monuments, erected for the honour of them; and where they "sleep", as the word signifies, with their fathers, their ancestors, and are at rest, in the state of the dead, where they will continue to the resurrection:

everyone in his own house; or grave, see Job 30:23 the same with his long home, Ecclesiastes 12:5 or the house of his world: in reference to which, the Targum paraphrases it by the same phrase here; and though their graves were not in their dwelling houses or palaces, yet often near them, and in their own country, and were what had been erected, or caused to be erected by them, in their lifetime. 18. All—that is, This is the usual practice.

in glory—in a grand mausoleum.

house—that is, "sepulchre," as in Ec 12:5; "grave" (Isa 14:19). To be excluded from the family sepulcher was a mark of infamy (Isa 34:3; Jer 22:19; 1Ki 13:22; 2Ch 21:20; 24:25; 28:27).14:1-23 The whole plan of Divine Providence is arranged with a view to the good of the people of God. A settlement in the land of promise is of God's mercy. Let the church receive those whom God receives. God's people, wherever their lot is cast, should endeavour to recommend religion by a right and winning conversation. Those that would not be reconciled to them, should be humbled by them. This may be applied to the success of the gospel, when those were brought to obey it who had opposed it. God himself undertakes to work a blessed change. They shall have rest from their sorrow and fear, the sense of their present burdens, and the dread of worse. Babylon abounded in riches. The king of Babylon having the absolute command of so much wealth, by the help of it ruled the nations. This refers especially to the people of the Jews; and it filled up the measure of the king of Babylon's sins. Tyrants sacrifice their true interest to their lusts and passions. It is gracious ambition to covet to be like the Most Holy, for he has said, Be ye holy, for I am holy; but it is sinful ambition to aim to be like the Most High, for he has said, He who exalts himself shall be abased. The devil thus drew our first parents to sin. Utter ruin should be brought upon him. Those that will not cease to sin, God will make to cease. He should be slain, and go down to the grave; this is the common fate of tyrants. True glory, that is, true grace, will go up with the soul to heaven, but vain pomp will go down with the body to the grave; there is an end of it. To be denied burial, if for righteousness' sake, may be rejoiced in, Mt 5:12. But if the just punishment of sin, it denotes that impenitent sinners shall rise to everlasting shame and contempt. Many triumphs should be in his fall. God will reckon with those that disturb the peace of mankind. The receiving the king of Babylon into the regions of the dead, shows there is a world of spirits, to which the souls of men remove at death. And that souls have converse with each other, though we have none with them; and that death and hell will be death and hell indeed, to all who fall unholy, from the height of this world's pomps, and the fulness of its pleasures. Learn from all this, that the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned. The royal city is to be ruined and forsaken. Thus the utter destruction of the New Testament Babylon is illustrated, Re 18:2. When a people will not be made clean with the besom of reformation, what can they expect but to be swept off the face of the earth with the besom of destruction?
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