12 “How you have (A)fallen from heaven,
O [a](B)star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13 “But you said in your heart,
‘I will (C)ascend to heaven;
I will (D)raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
(E)I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 “Nevertheless you (F)will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will [b]ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a (G)wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who (H)did not [c]allow his prisoners to go home?’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:12 Heb Helel; i.e. shining one
  2. Isaiah 14:16 Lit show themselves attentive to
  3. Isaiah 14:17 Lit open