26 I said: Where are they? I will cause their memory to cease from among men.
27 But because of the wrath of the enemies, I have delayed it. Otherwise, perhaps their enemies would be arrogant and would say: "Our exalted hand, and not the Lord, has done all these things."
28 They are a nation without counsel and without prudence.
29 I wish that they would be wise and understanding, and would provide for the very end.'
30 How is it that one pursues a thousand, and two chases ten thousand? Is it not because their God has sold them, and because the Lord has enclosed them?
31 For our God is not like their gods. And our enemies are judges.
32 Their vines are of the vines of Sodom, but from the suburbs of Gomorrah. Their grapes are the grapes of gall, and their grape clusters are most bitter.
33 Their wine is the gall of snakes, and it is the incurable venom of asps.
34 'Have not these things been stored up with me, and sealed up amid my treasures?
35 Vengeance is mine, and I will repay them in due time, so that their foot may slip and fall. The day of perdition is near, and the time rushes to appear.'
36 The Lord will judge his people, and he will take pity on his servants. He will see that their hand has been weakened, and that those who have been enclosed have likewise failed, and that those who have been left behind have been consumed.
1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
2 "Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre: Thus says the Lord God: Because your heart has been exalted, and you have said, 'I am God, and I sit in the chair of God, in the heart of the sea,' though you are a man, and not God, and because you have presented your heart as if it were the heart of God:
3 Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is concealed from you.
4 By your wisdom and prudence, you have made yourself strong, and you have acquired gold and silver for your storehouses.
5 By the multitude of your wisdom, and by your business dealings, you have multiplied strength for yourself. And your heart has been exalted by your strength.
6 Therefore, thus says the Lord God: Because your heart has been exalted as if it were the heart of God,
7 for this reason, behold, I will lead over you foreigners, the most robust among the Gentiles. And they will bare their swords over the beauty of your wisdom, and they will defile your beauty.
8 They will destroy you and pull you down. And you will die the death of those slain in the heart of the sea.
9 So then, will you speak, in the presence of those who are destroying you, before the hand of those who are killing you, saying, 'I am God,' though you are a man, and not God?
10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hand of foreigners. For I have spoken, says the Lord God."
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