Isaiah 14:13-23 NIV

13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend1 to heaven; I will raise my throne2 above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,3 on the utmost heights4 of the sacred mountain.a

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    • c 14:13 - Or "the north"; Hebrew "Zaphon"
      14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;5 I will make myself like the Most High."6

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      15 But you are brought down7 to the grave,8 to the depths9 of the pit.10

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      16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate:11 "Is this the man who shook12 the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

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      17 the man who made the world a desert,13 who overthrew14 its cities and would not let his captives go home?"15

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      18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.16

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      19 But you are cast out17 of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain,18 with those pierced by the sword,19 those who descend to the stones of the pit.20 Like a corpse trampled underfoot,

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      20 you will not join them in burial,21 for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring22 of the wicked23 will never be mentioned24 again.

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      21 Prepare a place to slaughter his sons25 for the sins of their forefathers;26 they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.

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      22 "I will rise up27 against them," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will cut off from Babylon her name28 and survivors, her offspring and descendants,29" declares the LORD.

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      23 "I will turn her into a place for owls30 and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,31" declares the LORD Almighty.32

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