The word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man1, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne2 of a god in the heart of the seas."3 But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.43
Are you wiser than Daniela ?5 Is no secret hidden from you?
By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.65
By your great skill in trading7 you have increased your wealth,8 and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.96
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god,
I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations;10 they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom11 and pierce your shining splendor.128
They will bring you down to the pit,13 and you will die a violent death14 in the heart of the seas.159
Will you then say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a man, not a god,16 in the hands of those who slay you.1710
You will die the death of the uncircumcised18 at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "