Ezekiel 28:9
New International Version
Will you then say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a mortal, not a god, in the hands of those who slay you.

New Living Translation
Will you then boast, ‘I am a god!’ to those who kill you? To them you will be no god but merely a man!

English Standard Version
Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’ in the presence of those who kill you, though you are but a man, and no god, in the hands of those who slay you?

Berean Study Bible
Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’ in the presence of those who slay you? You will be only a man, not a god, in the hands of those who wound you.

New American Standard Bible
'Will 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?

King James Bible
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Will you still say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who slay you? Yet you will be only a man, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you.

Contemporary English Version
When you face your enemies, will you still claim to be a god? They will attack, and you will suffer like any other human.

Good News Translation
When they come to kill you, will you still claim that you are a god? When you face your murderers, you will be mortal and not at all divine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will you still say, 'I am a god,' in the presence of those who kill you? Yet you will be only a man, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you.

International Standard Version
Is that when you'll say, 'I'm God' to the face of those who will be killing you? After all, you're a man, and have never been a god, especially when you're under the control of those who will defile you!

NET Bible
Will you still say, "I am a god," before the one who kills you--though you are a man and not a god--when you are in the power of those who wound you?

New Heart English Bible
Will you yet say before him who kills you, 'I am a god'? But you are a man, and not a god, in the hand of him who wounds you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will no longer say that you are a god when you face those who kill you. You will be a human, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee: I am God? But thou art man, and not God, In the hand of them that defile thee.

New American Standard 1977
‘Will you still say, “I am a god,” In the presence of your slayer, Although you are a man and not God, In the hands of those who wound you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou yet say before him that slays thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and not God, in the hand of him that slays thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Will you yet say before him that slays you, I am a god? but you shall be a man, and no god, in the hand of him that slays you.

American King James Version
Will you yet say before him that slays you, I am God? but you shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slays you.

American Standard Version
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou art man, and not God, in the hand of him that woundeth thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wilt thou indeed say, I am God, before them that slay thee? whereas thou art man, and not God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou yet say before them that slay thee: I am God; whereas thou art a man, and not God, in the hand of them that slay thee?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou then say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and not God, in the hand of him that pierceth thee.

English Revised Version
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou art man, and not God, in the hand of him that woundeth thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no god, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

World English Bible
Will you yet say before him who kills you, I am God? but you are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds you.

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou really say, 'I am God,' Before him who is slaying thee? And thou art man, and not God, In the hand of him who is piercing thee.
Study Bible
Prophecy Against the King of Tyre
8They will bring you down to the Pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas. 9Will you still say, “I am a god,” in the presence of those who slay you? You will be only a man, not a god, in the hands of those who wound you. 10You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. For I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 31:3
But the Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, the helper will stumble and the one he helps will fall; both will perish together.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 28:2
"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.

Ezekiel 28:8
They will bring you down to the Pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas.

Ezekiel 28:10
You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. For I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Zephaniah 2:15
This carefree city that dwells securely, that thinks to herself: 'I am it, and there is none besides me,' what a ruin she has become, a resting place for beasts. Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.

Treasury of Scripture

Will you yet say before him that slays you, I am God? but you shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slays you.

say

Ezekiel 28:2
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Daniel 4:31,32
While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee…

Daniel 5:23-30
But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: …

thou shalt

Psalm 82:7
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

Isaiah 31:3
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

slayeth.







Lexicon
Will you still say,
הֶאָמֹ֤ר (he·’ā·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I
אָ֔נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am a god,”
אֱלֹהִ֣ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in the presence
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of those who slay you?
הֹֽרְגֶ֑ךָ (hō·rə·ḡe·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2026: To smite with deadly intent

You
וְאַתָּ֥ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

will be only a man,
אָדָ֛ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

a god,
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

in the hands
בְּיַ֥ד (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of those who wound you.
מְחַלְלֶֽיךָ׃ (mə·ḥal·le·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play
(9) Thou shalt be a man.--The future, added to the text by the words in italics, should be omitted. The original form is exactly the same as in Ezekiel 28:2, and should be so translated. In both cases the article is better omitted. The contrast between the weakness of man and the power of God is strongly brought out: "yet thou art man, in the hand of him that slayeth thee."

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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