Bible: Isaiah 14:4-14

14:4 you will taunt the king of Babylon with these words: 1 

“Look how the oppressor has met his end!

Hostility 2  has ceased!

14:5 The Lord has broken the club of the wicked,

the scepter of rulers.

14:6 It 3  furiously struck down nations

with unceasing blows. 4 

It angrily ruled over nations,

oppressing them without restraint. 5 

14:7 The whole earth rests and is quiet;

they break into song.

14:8 The evergreens also rejoice over your demise, 6 

as do the cedars of Lebanon, singing, 7 

‘Since you fell asleep, 8 

no woodsman comes up to chop us down!’ 9 

14:9 Sheol 10  below is stirred up about you,

ready to meet you when you arrive.

It rouses 11  the spirits of the dead for you,

all the former leaders of the earth; 12 

it makes all the former kings of the nations

rise from their thrones. 13 

14:10 All of them respond to you, saying:

‘You too have become weak like us!

You have become just like us!

14:11 Your splendor 14  has been brought down to Sheol,

as well as the sound of your stringed instruments. 15 

You lie on a bed of maggots,

with a blanket of worms over you. 16 

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

O shining one, son of the dawn! 17 

You have been cut down to the ground,

O conqueror 18  of the nations! 19 

14:13 You said to yourself, 20 

“I will climb up to the sky.

Above the stars of El 21 

I will set up my throne.

I will rule on the mountain of assembly

on the remote slopes of Zaphon. 22 

14:14 I will climb up to the tops 23  of the clouds;

I will make myself like the Most High! 24 

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