4 that you fwill take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say:
“How the oppressor has ceased,
5 The Lord has broken hthe staff of the wicked,
The scepter of the rulers;
He who ruled the nations in anger,
Is persecuted and no one hinders.
They break forth into singing.
8 iIndeed the cypress trees rejoice over you,
And the cedars of Lebanon,
Saying, ‘Since you 2were cut down,
No woodsman has come up against us.’
To meet you at your coming;
It stirs up the dead for you,
All the chief ones of the earth;
It has raised up from their thrones
All the kings of the nations.
10 They all shall kspeak and say to you:
‘Have you also become as weak as we?
Have you become like us?
And the sound of your stringed instruments;
The maggot is spread under you,
And worms cover you.’
12 “How lyou are fallen from heaven,
O 4Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
m‘I will ascend into heaven,
nI will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the omount of the congregation
pOn the farthest sides of the north;
qI will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you rshall be brought down to Sheol,
To the 5lowest depths of the Pit.
And consider you, saying:
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
And destroyed its cities,
Who 6did not open the house of his prisoners?’
All of them, sleep in glory,
Everyone in his own house;
Like an 7abominable branch,
Like the garment of those who are slain,
8Thrust through with a sword,
Who go down to the stones of the pit,
Like a corpse trodden underfoot.
Because you have destroyed your land
And slain your people.
sThe brood of evildoers shall never be named.
tBecause of the iniquity of their fathers,
Lest they rise up and possess the land,
And fill the face of the world with cities.”
have lain down
Lit. Day Star
Would not release