- Could not hide it;
- The cypress-trees were not
- Like its boughs,
- And the plane-trees were not As its branches;
- Nor was any tree in the garden of God
- Like unto it in its beauty.
- 9I made it fair
- By the multitude of its branches;
- So that all the trees of Eden,
- That were in the garden of God, envied it.
10Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because thou art exalted in stature, and he hath set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; 11I do even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he shall surely deal with him; I do drive him out according to his wickedness. 12And strangers, the terrible of the nations, do cut him off, and cast him down; upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs lie broken in all the channels of the land; and all the peoples of the earth do go down from his shadow, and do leave him. 13Upon his carcass all the fowls of the heaven do dwell, and upon his branches are all the beasts of the field; 14to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up in their height, even all that drink water; for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
15Thus saith the Lord God: In the day when he went down to the nether-world I caused the deep to mourn and cover itself for him, and I restrained the rivers thereof, and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him. 16I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to the nether-world with them that descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the nether parts of the earth. 17They also went down into the nether-world with him unto them that are slain by the sword; yea, they that were in his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the nations.
18To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shall thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth; thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with them that are slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.'
32And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: 2'Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him:
- Thou didst liken thyself unto a young lion of the nations;
- Whereas thou art as a dragon in the seas;
- And thou didst gush forth with thy rivers,
- And didst trouble the waters with thy feet,
- And foul their rivers.
- 3Thus saith the Lord God:
- I will therefore spread out My net over thee
- With a company of many peoples;