1 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
“Because your heart is lifted up
And you have said, ‘aI am a god,
I sit in the seat of 3gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are a bman and not God,
Although you make your heart like the heart of God—
3 Behold, you are wiser than aDaniel;
There is no secret that is a match for you.
You have acquired ariches for yourself
And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
5 “By your great wisdom, by your atrade
You have increased your riches
And your bheart is lifted up because of your riches—
‘Because you have amade your heart
Like the heart of God,
7 Therefore, behold, I will bring astrangers upon you,
The bmost ruthless of the nations.
And they will draw their swords
Against the beauty of your wisdom
And defile your splendor.
And you will die the adeath of those who are slain
In the heart of the seas.
In the presence of your slayer,
Though you are a man and not God,
In the hands of those who wound you?
10 ‘You will die the death of the auncircumcised
By the hand of strangers,
For I have spoken!’ declares the Lord God!” ’ ”
Or ruler, prince
Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch