Behold, you are wiser than Daniel;
There is no secret that is a match for you.
4By your wisdom and understanding
You have acquired riches for yourself
And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
5By your great wisdom, by your trade
You have increased your riches
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches
6Therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
Because you have made your heart
Like the heart of God,
7Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you,
The most ruthless of the nations.
And they will draw their swords
Against the beauty of your wisdom
And defile your splendor.
8They will bring you down to the pit,
And you will die the death of those who are slain
In the heart of the seas.
9Will you still say, I am a god,
In the presence of your slayer,
Though you are a man and not God,
In the hands of those who wound you?
10You will die the death of the uncircumcised
By the hand of strangers,
For I have spoken! declares the Lord GOD!
11Again the word of the LORD came to me saying,
12Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD,
You had the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
14You were the anointed cherub who covers,
And I placed you there.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
15You were blameless in your ways
From the day you were created
Until unrighteousness was found in you.
16By the abundance of your trade
You were internally filled with violence,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
17Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
I put you before kings,
That they may see you.
18By the multitude of your iniquities,
In the unrighteousness of your trade
You profaned your sanctuaries.
Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you;
It has consumed you,
And I have turned you to ashes on the earth
In the eyes of all who see you.
19All who know you among the peoples
Are appalled at you;
You have become terrified
And you will cease to be forever.
Judgment of Sidon
20And the word of the LORD came to me saying, 21Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, prophesy against her
22and say, Thus says the Lord GOD,
Behold, I am against you, O Sidon,
And I will be glorified in your midst.
Then they will know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her,
And I will manifest My holiness in her.
23For I will send pestilence to her
And blood to her streets,
And the wounded will fall in her midst
By the sword upon her on every side;
Then they will know that I am the LORD.
24And there will be no more for the house of Israel a prickling brier or a painful thorn from any round about them who scorned them; then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.
25Thus says the Lord GOD, When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from thee;
Behold thou art wiser than Daniel: no secret is hid from thee.
Darby Bible Translation
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel! nothing secret is obscure for thee;
English Revised Version
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
World English Bible
behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from you;
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, thou art wiser than Daniel, No hidden thing have they concealed from thee.
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[This chapter is based on Daniel 5.] Toward the close of Daniel's life great changes were taking place in the land to which, over threescore years before, he and his Hebrew companions had been carried captive. Nebuchadnezzar, "the terrible of the nations" (Ezekiel 28:7), had died, and Babylon, "the praise of the whole earth" (Jeremiah 51:41), had passed under the unwise rule of his successors, and gradual but sure dissolution was resulting. Through the folly and weakness of Belshazzar, the grandson …
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The Doctrine of Satan.
I. HIS EXISTENCE AND PERSONALITY. 1. EXISTENCE. 2. PERSONALITY. II. HIS PLACE AND POWER. 1. A MIGHTY ANGEL. 2. PRINCE OF POWER OF THE AIR. 3. GOD OF THIS WORLD. 4. HEAD OF KINGDOM OF DARKNESS. 5. SOVEREIGN OVER DEATH. III. HIS CHARACTER. 1. ADVERSARY. 2. DIABOLOS. 3. WICKED ONE. 4. TEMPTER. IV. OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS SATAN. 1. LIMITED POWER OF SATAN. 2. RESIST HIM. V. HIS DESTINY. 1. A CONQUERED ENEMY. 2. UNDER ETERNAL CURSE. VI. DEMONS. THE DOCTRINE OF SATAN. Throughout the Scriptures Satan is set …
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