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And byou say, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of gods,
cIn the midst of the seas,’
dYet you are a man, and not a god,
Though you set your heart as the heart of a god
3 (Behold, eyou are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
You have gained friches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
5 gBy your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”
“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,
7 Behold, therefore, I will bring hstrangers against you,
iThe most terrible of the nations;
And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
And defile your splendor.
8 They shall throw you down into the jPit,
And you shall die the death of the slain
In the midst of the seas.
9 “Will you still ksay before him who slays you,
‘I am a god’?
But you shall be a man, and not a god,
In the hand of him who slays you.
10 You shall die the death of lthe uncircumcised
By the hand of aliens;
For I have spoken,” says the Lord God.’ ”
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