“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,(A) knowing good and evil.”

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16 the prophecy of one who hears the words(A) of God,
    who has knowledge from the Most High,(B)
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
    who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:

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13 For he says:

“‘By the strength of my hand(A) I have done this,(B)
    and by my wisdom, because I have understanding.
I removed the boundaries of nations,
    I plundered their treasures;(C)
    like a mighty one I subdued[a] their kings.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:13 Or treasures; / I subdued the mighty,

“Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure,
    lounging in your security(A)
and saying to yourself,
    ‘I am, and there is none besides me.(B)
I will never be a widow(C)
    or suffer the loss of children.’

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29 “Summon archers against Babylon,
    all those who draw the bow.(A)
Encamp all around her;
    let no one escape.(B)
Repay(C) her for her deeds;(D)
    do to her as she has done.
For she has defied(E) the Lord,
    the Holy One(F) of Israel.

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53 Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens(A)
    and fortifies her lofty stronghold,
    I will send destroyers(B) against her,”
declares the Lord.

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The King Who Exalts Himself

36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself(A) above every god and will say unheard-of things(B) against the God of gods.(C) He will be successful until the time of wrath(D) is completed, for what has been determined must take place.(E)

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He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God(A) or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.(B)

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