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.”
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