Isaiah 10:14

ESV My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken, so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing or opened the mouth or chirped.”
NIV As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations; as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries; not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.''
NASB And my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest, And as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth; And there was not one that flapped its wing, opened its beak, or chirped.'
CSB My hand has reached out, as if into a nest, to seize the wealth of the nations. Like one gathering abandoned eggs, I gathered the whole earth. No wing fluttered; no beak opened or chirped.
NLT I have robbed their nests of riches and gathered up kingdoms as a farmer gathers eggs. No one can even flap a wing against me or utter a peep of protest.'
KJV And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

What does Isaiah 10:14 mean?

Isaiah continues to reveal the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria. The Lord has declared that He will punish such speech from the king. He is likely referring to Sargon II, who conquered much of Israel and Judah during this time (Isaiah 10:12).

The Assyrian king continues his speech by comparing his victories to someone who finds eggs abandoned in a nest. Even as he has gathered up the wealth, none of these nations were able to protest. They were like birds who didn't chirp or even move when someone came along and scooped up their eggs. The implication here is that these "birds," the kings of these fallen nations and city-states, were helpless to resist the Assyrian kings. The invading Assyrians plundered and carried off their greatest treasures and wealth. The Assyrian king declares himself to be magnificent for adding the wealth of the world to his own treasuries.
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