Isaiah 59:5
New International Version
They hatch the eggs of vipers and spin a spider’s web. Whoever eats their eggs will die, and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.

New Living Translation
They hatch deadly snakes and weave spiders’ webs. Whoever eats their eggs will die; whoever cracks them will hatch a viper.

English Standard Version
They hatch adders’ eggs; they weave the spider’s web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.

Berean Study Bible
They hatch the eggs of vipers and weave a spider’s web. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

King James Bible
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

New King James Version
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

New American Standard Bible
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; The one who eats of their eggs dies, And from what is crushed, a snake breaks out.

NASB 1995
They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

NASB 1977
They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Amplified Bible
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s webs; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from an egg which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Christian Standard Bible
They hatch viper’s eggs and weave spider’s webs. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They hatch viper’s eggs and weave spider’s webs. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

American Standard Version
They hatch adders eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The eggs of the Dragon they have hatched, and the webs of spiders they have spun. He who eats of their eggs shall die, and what hatches out can slither

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have hatched asps' eggs, and weave a spider's web: and he that is going to eat of their eggs, having crushed an addled egg, has found also in it a basilisk.

Contemporary English Version
You eat the deadly eggs of poisonous snakes, and more snakes crawl out from the eggs left to hatch. You weave spider webs,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have broken the eggs of asps, and have woven the webs of spiders: he that shall eat of their eggs, shall die: and that which is brought out, shall be hatched into a basilisk.

English Revised Version
They hatch basilisks' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They hatch viper eggs and weave spiderwebs. Those who eat their eggs will die. When an egg is crushed, a poisonous snake is hatched.

International Standard Version
They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They hatch basilisks' eggs, And weave the spider's web; He that eateth of their eggs dieth, And that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Literal Standard Version
They have hatched eggs of a viper, And weave webs of a spider, Whoever is eating their eggs dies, and the crushed hatches a viper.

NET Bible
They hatch the eggs of a poisonous snake and spin a spider's web. Whoever eats their eggs will die, a poisonous snake is hatched.

New Heart English Bible
They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

World English Bible
They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

Young's Literal Translation
Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sin Separates Us from God
4No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. 5They hatch the eggs of vipers and weave a spider’s web. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched. 6Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.…

Cross References
Job 8:14
His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider's web.

Isaiah 34:15
There the owl will make her nest; she will lay and hatch her eggs and gather her brood under her shadow. Even there the birds of prey will gather, each with its mate.


Treasury of Scripture

They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

cockatrice or adder's

Isaiah 14:29
Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, 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.

Proverbs 23:32
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.









(5) They hatch cockatrice' eggs.--Better, basilisk's, as in Isaiah 14:29. The schemes of the evil-doers are displayed in their power for evil and their impotence for good. To "eat of the eggs," which are assumed to be poisonous, is to fall in with their schemes, and so be ruined: to "crush" them is to oppose and so to rouse a more venomous opposition. Men break the egg, and the living viper darts forth to attack them.

Verse 5. - They hatch cockatrice' eggs. (On the cockatrice, see the comment upon Isaiah 11:8.) The meaning here is that the people gave themselves to brooding on and hatching purposes which were as pernicious and destructive as the eggs of venomous serpents. And weave the spider's web; i.e. "their purposes were as flimsy and unsubstantial as the web of the spider." He that eateth, etc. If a man partake of their plans, he becomes morally as bad as they, and is smitten with spiritual death. If an attempt be made to "crush" and destroy their plans, the only result is the premature birth of a viper.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They hatch
בִּקֵּ֔עוּ (biq·qê·‘ū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1234: To cleave, to rend, break, rip, open

the eggs
בֵּיצֵ֤י (bê·ṣê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1000: An egg

of vipers
צִפְעוֹנִי֙ (ṣip̄·‘ō·w·nî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6848: A serpent

and weave
יֶאֱרֹ֑גוּ (ye·’ĕ·rō·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 707: To plait, weave

a spider’s
עַכָּבִ֖ישׁ (‘ak·kā·ḇîš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5908: A spider

web.
וְקוּרֵ֥י (wə·qū·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6980: Trenches, a web

Whoever eats
הָאֹכֵ֤ל (hā·’ō·ḵêl)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

their eggs
מִבֵּֽיצֵיהֶם֙ (mib·bê·ṣê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1000: An egg

will die;
יָמ֔וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

crack one open,
וְהַזּוּרֶ֖ה (wə·haz·zū·reh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 2116: Trodden on

and a viper
אֶפְעֶֽה׃ (’ep̄·‘eh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 660: An asp, other venomous serpent

is hatched.
תִּבָּקַ֥ע (tib·bā·qa‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1234: To cleave, to rend, break, rip, open


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