Ezekiel 28:5

5 By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.

Read Ezekiel 28:5 Using Other Translations

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
by your great wisdom in your trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth--
Yes, your wisdom has made you very rich, and your riches have made you very proud.

What does Ezekiel 28:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 28:5

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic
Or, "by thy great wisdom in thy traffic" F9; through great skill in trade and commerce: hast thou increased thy riches;
to a very great degree, a prodigious bulk; so antichrist has done, especially through trafficking with the souls of men, which is one part of his merchandise, as it was of Tyre, ( Revelation 18:13 ) ( Ezekiel 27:13 ) : and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches;
which are apt to puff up and make men highminded, and swell them with a vain opinion of themselves, and to make haughty, insolent, and scornful, in their behaviour to others; thus elated with worldly grandeur and riches, the whore of Rome is represented as proud, vain, and haughty, ( Revelation 18:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (Ktlkrb) "in negotione tua", V. L. Pagninus, Starckius; "in mercatura tua", Junius & Tremellius.
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