Isaiah 5:14

Hebrew Bible

13 Therefore my people will be deported because of their lack of understanding. Their leaders will have nothing to eat, their masses will have nothing to drink. 14 So Death will open up its throat, and open wide its mouth; Zion’s dignitaries and masses will descend into it, including those who revel and celebrate within her. 15 Men will be humiliated, they will be brought low; the proud will be brought low. 16 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will be exalted when he punishes, the holy God’s authority will be recognized when he judges.

1 Enoch 56:8


6 They shall ascend and trample the land of His chosen ones, which shall become a threshing-floor and a highway under their feet. 7 But the city of my righteous shall obstruct their horses. They shall begin to fight among themselves, their own hands turning against each other, and a man will not recognize his brother, nor a son his father or his mother, until countless bodies fall by their own hands, and their destruction shall not be in vain. 8 In those days, Sheol shall open its jaws, and they will be swallowed up. Their end will come; Sheol shall consume the sinners in the sight of the chosen.

 Notes and References

"... The author now returns to his animal imagery. Verse 8 comprises a pair of distichs that parallel each other in a kind of a-b-b-a form, with the first and last lines depicting the mouth of Sheol as the great devourer. For Sheol as a devouring monster, see Proverbs 1:12; Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5, and Isaiah 25:8, which reverses the imagery (God 'will swallow up death forever'), as well as perhaps Psalms of Solomon 4:13 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 213) Fortress Press, 2012

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