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4you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:

"How the oppressor has ceased,
the insolent fury One ancient Ms Compare Gk Syr Vg: The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain ceased!

 
5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked,
the scepter of rulers,
 
6that smote the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows,
that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution.
 
7The whole earth is at rest and quiet;
they break forth into singing.
 
8The cypresses rejoice at you, the cedars of Lebanon,
saying, 'Since you were laid low,
no hewer comes up against us.'
 
9Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come,
it rouses the shades to greet you,
all who were leaders of the earth;
it raises from their thrones
all who were kings of the nations.
 
10All of them will speak and say to you:
'You too have become as weak as we!
You have become like us!'
 
11Your pomp is brought down to Sheol,
the sound of your harps;
maggots are the bed beneath you,
and worms are your covering.
 
12"How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!
 
13You said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north;
 
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will make myself like the Most High.'
 
15But you are brought down to Sheol,
to the depths of the Pit.
 
16Those who see you will stare at you,
and ponder over you:
'Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
who shook kingdoms,
 
17who made the world like a desert
and overthrew its cities,
who did not let his prisoners go home?'
 
18All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
each in his own tomb;
 
19but you are cast out,
away from your sepulchre,
like a loathed untimely birth, Correction - Compare Tg Symmachus: Heb: a loathed branch
clothed with the slain,
those pierced by the sword,
who go down to the stones of the Pit,
like a dead body trodden under foot.
 
20You will not be joined with them in burial,
because you have destroyed your land,
you have slain your people.

"May the descendants of evildoers nevermore be named!

 
21Prepare slaughter for his sons
because of the guilt of their fathers,
lest they rise and possess the earth,
and fill the face of the world with cities."
 

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Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971], Apocrypha, copyright 1957; The Third and Fourth Books of the Maccabees and Psalm 151, copyright 1977, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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