1 When Jehovah has compassion on Jacob and again chooses Israel and settles them in their land, the sojourners will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
2 And nations will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will take possession of them in the land of Jehovah as male and female servants; and they will lead captive those who were their captors and rule over those who oppressed them.
3 In the day when Jehovah gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and from the hard service that was done by you as slaves,
4 You will lift up this discourse concerning the king of Babylon and you will say: How the oppressor has ceased! How the raging has ceased!
5 Jehovah has broken the staff of the wicked, The rod of rulers;
6 That struck the peoples in wrath, With strikes that would not stop; That ruled the nations in anger, With pursuit that would not let up.
7 All the earth rests and is undisturbed; They break forth with a ringing shout.
8 Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon: Since you are brought down, no tree cutter Will come up against us.
9 Sheol beneath is excited because of you, That it will meet you when you come. It rouses the dead because of you, All the great ones of the earth. It makes all the kings of the nations Rise from their thrones.
10 All of them will respond And say to you, Even you have been weakened, just as we have; You have become like us.
11 Your majesty has been brought down to Sheol, Even the sound of your harps. Beneath you maggots are spread; Worms are your covering.
12 How you have fallen from heaven, O Daystar, son of the dawn! How you have been hewn down to earth, You who made nations fall prostrate!
13 But you, you said in your heart: I will ascend to heaven; Above the stars of God I will exalt my throne. And I will sit upon the mount of assembly In the uttermost parts of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.