Bible: Isaiah 14:12-20

14:12 Look how you have fallen from the sky,

O shining one, son of the dawn! 1 

You have been cut down to the ground,

O conqueror 2  of the nations! 3 

14:13 You said to yourself, 4 

“I will climb up to the sky.

Above the stars of El 5 

I will set up my throne.

I will rule on the mountain of assembly

on the remote slopes of Zaphon. 6 

14:14 I will climb up to the tops 7  of the clouds;

I will make myself like the Most High! 8 

14:15 But you were brought down 9  to Sheol,

to the remote slopes of the pit. 10 

14:16 Those who see you stare at you,

they look at you carefully, thinking: 11 

“Is this the man who shook the earth,

the one who made kingdoms tremble?

14:17 Is this the one who made the world like a desert,

who ruined its 12  cities,

and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?”’ 13 

14:18 14 

As for all the kings of the nations,

all of them 15  lie down in splendor, 16 

each in his own tomb. 17 

14:19 But you have been thrown out of your grave

like a shoot that is thrown away. 18 

You lie among 19  the slain,

among those who have been slashed by the sword,

among those headed for 20  the stones of the pit, 21 

as if you were a mangled corpse. 22 

14:20 You will not be buried with them, 23 

because you destroyed your land

and killed your people.

The offspring of the wicked

will never be mentioned again.

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