13 You told yourself, “I will ·go up to heaven [or ascend to the sky]. I will put my throne above God’s stars. I will ·sit [or rule] on the mountain of the ·gods [L assembly], on the slopes of ·the sacred mountain [or the north; or Mount Zaphon; C known as the mountain of Baal]. 14 I will ·go up [ascend] above the ·tops [or high places] of the clouds. I will be like God Most High.”
2 “·Human [T Son of man; 2:1], say to the ruler of Tyre: ‘This is what the Lord God says:
Because ·you are [L your heart is] proud, you say, “I am a god. I sit on the ·throne [seat] of a god in the ·middle [L heart] of the seas.” You think you are as wise as a god, but you are a ·human [mortal; man], not a god.
3 [L Look; T Behold] You ·think you are [L are] wiser than Daniel [14:14]. ·You think you can find out all secrets [L No secret is hidden from you].
4 Through your wisdom and understanding you have made yourself rich. You have ·gained [gathered] gold and silver ·and have saved it in [L in] your ·storerooms [treasuries].
5 Through your great skill in trading, you have made your riches grow. ·You are too [L Your heart is] proud because of your riches.
6 “‘So this is what the Lord God says:
[L Because] You think you are wise like a god,
7 ·but [L therefore, look/behold] I will bring foreign people against you, the ·cruelest [most ruthless] nations. They will draw their swords ·and destroy all that your wisdom has built [L against your beauty and wisdom], and they will ·dishonor [defile] your ·greatness [splendor].
8 They will ·kill you [L bring you down to the pit]; you will die a ·terrible [violent] death ·like those who are killed at sea [or in the heart of the sea].
9 ·While they are killing you [L In the presence of those killing you], ·you will not [L will you…?] be able to say anymore, “I am a god.” You will be only a human, not a god, ·when your murderers kill you [L in the hands of those who kill you].
36 “·The king of the North [L The king] will do whatever he ·wants [pleases; desires]. He will ·brag about [exalt] himself and praise himself and think he is even better than a god. He will say ·things [fantastic/horrendous things] against the God of gods that no one has ever heard. And he will be successful until ·all the bad things have happened [L rage is completed]. Then what ·God has planned to happen [L is determined] will happen.
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