Ezekiel 28:3
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New International Version
Are you wiser than Daniel? Is no secret hidden from you?

New Living Translation
You regard yourself as wiser than Daniel and think no secret is hidden from you.

English Standard Version
you are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;

Berean Study Bible
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

New American Standard Bible
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.

King James Bible
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

Contemporary English Version
You think you're wiser than Daniel and know everything.

Good News Translation
You think you are wiser than Danel, that no secret can be kept from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

International Standard Version
Look! You're wiser than Daniel, aren't you? No secret is too mysterious for you!

NET Bible
Look, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you.

New Heart English Bible
look, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from you;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You think that you are wiser than Daniel and that no secret can be hidden from you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that they can hide from thee!

New American Standard 1977
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; There is no secret that is a match for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you:

American King James Version
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you:

American Standard Version
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from thee;

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.
Study Bible
Prophecy Against the King of Tyre
2“Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Your heart is proud, and you have said, “I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea.” Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god. 3Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you! 4By your wisdom and understanding you have gained your wealth and amassed gold and silver for your treasuries.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Ezekiel 14:14
then even if these three men--Noah, Daniel, and Job--were in it, their righteousness could deliver only themselves, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 28:15
From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you.

Daniel 1:6
Among these young men were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Daniel 1:20
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.

Daniel 2:20
and declared: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him.

Daniel 2:28
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay on your bed were these:

Daniel 4:9
"O Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that you have a spirit of the holy gods and that no mystery baffles you, explain to me the visions that I saw in my dream, and the interpretation.

Daniel 5:11
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your father he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners. Your own father, the king,

Daniel 5:12
did this because Daniel, the one he named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, as well as knowledge, understanding, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve difficult problems. Summon Daniel, therefore, and he will give you the interpretation."

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you:

thou are

Daniel 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired …

Daniel 2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, …

Daniel 5:11,12 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy …

Zechariah 9:2,3 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it …

no secret

1 Kings 4:29-32 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

1 Kings 10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid …

Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself?

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show …

Daniel 2:22,27,28,47 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, …

Daniel 5:12 For as much as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, …







(3) Wiser than Daniel.--This is ironically spoken. Daniel was so famed for his wisdom in the great Chaldaean Empire (Daniel 1:20; Daniel 2:48; Daniel 4:18; Daniel 5:11-12; Daniel 6:3, &c.) that the report must have already reached Tyre. He had been twenty years in Nebuchadnezzar's court when Jerusalem fell, and the siege of Tyre was five years later.

Verse 3. - Thou art wiser than Daniel, etc. There is, of course, a marked irony in the words. Daniel was for Ezekiel - and there seems something singularly humble and pathetic in the prophet's reverence for his contemporary - the ideal at once of righteousness (Ezekiel 14:14) and of wisdom. He was a revealer of the secrets of the future, and read the hearts of men. His fame was spread far and wide through the Chaldean empire. And this was the man with whom the King of Tyro compared himself with a self-satisfied sense of superiority, and he found the proof of his higher wisdom in his wealth. Here, again, I venture to trace a side-thrust at Nebuchadnezzar and his tendencies in the same direction," Is not this great Babylon, which I have builded?" Behold; thou art wiser than Daniel,.... That is, in his own opinion; or it is ironically said. The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions, render it by way of interrogation, "art thou not wiser than Daniel?" who was now at the court of Babylon, and was famous throughout all Chaldea for his knowledge in politics, his wisdom and prudence in government, as well as his skill in interpreting dreams. The Jews have a saying, that

"if all the wise men of the nations were in one scale, and Daniel in the other, he would weigh them all down.''

And perhaps the fame of him had reached the king of Tyre, and yet he thought himself wiser than he; see Zechariah 9:2, antichrist thinks himself wiser than Daniel, or any of the prophets and apostles; he is wise above that which is written, and takes upon him the sole interpretation of the Scriptures, and to fix the sense of them:

there is no secret that they can hide from thee; as he fancied; he had sagacity to penetrate into the councils of neighbouring princes, and discover all plots and intrigues against him; he understood all the "arcana" and secrets of government, and could counterwork the designs of his enemies. Antichrist pretends to know all mysteries, and solve all difficulties, and pass an infallible judgment on things; as if he was of the privy council of heaven, and nothing was transacted there but he was acquainted with it, and had full knowledge of the mind of God in all things. 3. Ezekiel ironically alludes to Ithbaal's overweening opinion of the wisdom of himself and the Tyrians, as though superior to that of Daniel, whose fame had reached even Tyre as eclipsing the Chaldean sages. "Thou art wiser," namely, in thine own opinion (Zec 9:2).

no secret—namely, forgetting riches (Eze 28:4).

that they can hide—that is, that can be hidden.28:1-19 Ethbaal, or Ithobal, was the prince or king of Tyre; and being lifted up with excessive pride, he claimed Divine honours. Pride is peculiarly the sin of our fallen nature. Nor can any wisdom, except that which the Lord gives, lead to happiness in this world or in that which is to come. The haughty prince of Tyre thought he was able to protect his people by his own power, and considered himself as equal to the inhabitants of heaven. If it were possible to dwell in the garden of Eden, or even to enter heaven, no solid happiness could be enjoyed without a humble, holy, and spiritual mind. Especially all spiritual pride is of the devil. Those who indulge therein must expect to perish.
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