1 Et factum est in anno unde cimo, in tertio, una mensis, factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
31:2" Fili hominis, dic pharaoni, regi Aegypti, et pompae eius: Cui similis factus es in magnitudine tua?
3 Ecce abies, quasi cedrus in Libano, pulcher ramis et frondibus nemorosus excelsusque altitudine, et inter nubes elevatum est cacumen eius;
4 aquae nutrierunt illum, abyssus exaltavit eum, flumina eius manabant in circuitu radicum eius, et rivos suos emisit ad universa ligna campi.
5 Propterea elevata est altitudo eius super omnia ligna campi, et multiplicata sunt arbusta eius, et elevati sunt rami eius propter aquas multas.
6 Cumque extendisset umbram suam, in ramis eius fecerunt nidos omnia volatilia caeli, et sub frondibus eius genuerunt omnes bestiae campi, et sub umbra illius habitabat universa multitudo gentium;
7 eratque pulcherrimus in magnitudine sua et in dilatatione arbustorum suorum, erat enim radix illius iuxta aquas multas.
8 Cedri non fuerunt pares illi in paradiso Dei; abietes non adaequaverunt ramos eius, et platani non fuerunt aequae frondibus illius; omne lignum paradisi Dei non est assimilatum illi et pulchritudini eius,
9 quoniam speciosum feci eum et multis condensisque frondibus: et aemulata sunt eum omnia ligna Eden, quae erant in paradiso Dei.
10 Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus: Pro eo quod sublimatus est in altitudine et dedit summitatem suam usque in nubes, et elevatum est cor eius in altitudine sua,
11 tradam eum in manu potentis principis gentium; faciens faciet ei: iuxta impietatem eius eieci eum.
12 Et succident illum alieni, violentissimi nationum; et proicient eum super montes, et in cunctis convallibus corruent rami eius, et confringentur arbusta eius in universis voraginibus terrae, et recedent de umbra eius omnes populi terrae et relinquent eum.
13 Super ruinam eius habitabunt omnia volatilia caeli, et in ramis eius erunt universae bestiae campi,
14 ne eleventur in altitudine sua omnia ligna aquarum neque ponant sublimitatem suam inter nubes nec stent apud eas in sublimitate sua omnia, quae irrigantur aquis, quia omnes traditi sunt in mortem ad inferiora terrae, in medio filiorum hominum, ad eos, qui descendunt in lacum.
15 Haec dicit Dominus Deus: In die, quando descendit ad inferos, induxi luctum, operui propter eum abyssum et prohibui flumina eius et coercui aquas multas; obscuravi super eum Libanum, et omnia ligna agri concussa sunt.
16 A sonitu ruinae eius commovi gentes, cum deducerem eum ad infernum cum his, qui descendebant in lacum; et consolata sunt in inferioribus terrae omnia ligna Eden, egregia atque praeclara in Libano, universa, quae irrigabantur aquis.
17 Nam et ipsi cum eo descenderunt ad infernum ad interfectos gladio et auxiliatores eius, qui sederant sub umbra eius in medio nationum.
18 Cui assimilatus es, o inclite atque sublimis inter ligna Eden? Et ecce deductus es cum lignis Eden ad inferiora terrae; in medio incircumcisorum dormies cum his, qui interfecti sunt gladio. Ipse est pharao et omnis pompa eius", dicit Dominus Deus.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
3 ¶ Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
10 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, 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.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods 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.
16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.
17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
18 ¶ To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt 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 be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.