Isaiah 14:4-14 (New International Version)

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4 you will take up this taunt1 against the king of Babylon:2 How the oppressor3 has come to an end! How his furya has ended! 5 The LORD has broken the rod4 of the wicked,5 the scepter6 of the rulers, 6 which in anger struck down peoples7 with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued8 nations with relentless aggression.9 7 All the lands are at rest and at peace;10 they break into singing.11 8 Even the pine trees12 and the cedars of Lebanon exult over you and say, "Now that you have been laid low, no woodsman comes to cut us down."13 9 The graveb14 below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed15 to greet you-- all those who were leaders16 in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones-- all those who were kings over the nations.17 10 They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us."18 11 All your pomp has been brought down to the grave,19 along with the noise of your harps;20 maggots are spread out beneath you and worms21 cover you.22 12 How you have fallen23 from heaven, O morning star,24 son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!25 13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend26 to heaven; I will raise my throne27 above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,28 on the utmost heights29 of the sacred mountain.c 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;30 I will make myself like the Most High."31
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