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Isaiah 59:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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 American Standard Bible (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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They hatch serpents' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Viper's eggs, do they hatch, Spider's threads, do they weave,—He that eateth of their eggs, dieth, And, that which is crushed, bringeth forth an adder;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They hatch cockatrice egges, and weaue the spiders web: he that eateth of their egges dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— 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.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They hatch 1234
{1234} Prime
בּקע
baqa`
{baw-kah'}
A primitive root; to cleave; generally to rend, break, rip or open.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
cockatrice' 6848
{6848} Prime
צֶפַע
tsepha`
{tseh'-fah}
From an unused root meaning to extrude; a viper (as thrusting out the tongue, that is, hissing).
eggs, 1000
{1000} Prime
בֵּיצָה
beytsah
{bay-tsaw'}
From the same as H0948; an egg (from its whiteness).
and weave 707
{0707} Prime
אָרַג
'arag
{aw-rag'}
A primitive root; to plait or weave.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the spider's 5908
{5908} Prime
עַכָּבִישׁ
`akkabiysh
{ak-kaw-beesh'}
Probably from an unused root in the literal sense of entangling; a spider (as weaving a network).
web: 6980
{6980} Prime
קוּר
quwr
{koor}
From H6979; (only plural) trenches, that is, a web (as if so formed).
he that eateth 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of their eggs 1000
{1000} Prime
בֵּיצָה
beytsah
{bay-tsaw'}
From the same as H0948; an egg (from its whiteness).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
dieth, 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and that which is crushed 2116
{2116} Prime
זּוּרֶה
zuwreh
{zoo-reh'}
From H2115; trodden on.
breaketh out 1234
{1234} Prime
בּקע
baqa`
{baw-kah'}
A primitive root; to cleave; generally to rend, break, rip or open.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
into a viper. 660
{0660} Prime
אֶפְעֶה
'eph`eh
{ef-eh'}
From H0659 (in the sense of hissing); an asp or other venomous serpent.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 59:5

_ _ cockatrice — probably the basilisk serpent, cerastes. Instead of crushing evil in the egg, they foster it.

_ _ spider’s web — This refers not to the spider’s web being made to entrap, but to its thinness, as contrasted with substantial “garments,” as Isaiah 59:6 shows. Their works are vain and transitory (Job 8:14; Proverbs 11:18).

_ _ eateth ... their eggs — he who partakes in their plans, or has anything to do with them, finds them pestiferous.

_ _ that which is crushed — The egg, when it is broken, breaketh out as a viper; their plans, however specious in their undeveloped form like the egg, when developed, are found pernicious. Though the viper is viviparous (from which “vi-per” is derived), yet during gestation, the young are included in eggs, which break at the birth [Bochart]; however, metaphors often combine things without representing everything to the life.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 59:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 59:5

Cockatrice eggs — One kind put for any venomous creature, a proverbial speech signifying by these eggs mischievous designs, and by hatching them, their putting them in practice. Web — Another proverbial speech whereby is taught, both how by their plots they weave nets, lay snares industriously with great pains and artifice. And also how their designs will come to nothing, as the spider's web is soon swept away.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch (d) eggs of an adder, and weave the spider's (e) web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

(d) Whatever comes from them is poison, and brings death.

(e) They are profitable to no purpose.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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.
*marg.

crushed breaketh out into a viper:
or, sprinkled is as if there brake out 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.
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Pv 23:32. Is 14:29. Mt 3:7; 12:34.

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