Ezekiel 28:5
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New International Version
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.

King James Bible
By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Darby Bible Translation
by thy great wisdom thou hast by thy traffic increased thy riches, and thy heart is lifted up because of thy riches.

World English Bible
by your great wisdom [and] by your traffic you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches--

Young's Literal Translation
By the abundance of thy wisdom, Through thy merchandise, Thou hast multiplied thy wealth, And high is thy heart through thy wealth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By thy great wisdom - He attributed every thing to himself; he did not acknowledge a Divine providence. As he got all by himself, so he believed he could keep all by himself, and had no need of any foreign help.

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thy great wisdom. [heb] the greatness of thy wisdom

Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

and by

Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead...

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Isaiah 23:3,8 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations...

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

Zechariah 9:3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

James 4:13,14 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain...

and thine

Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters...

Deuteronomy 6:11,12 And houses full of all good things, which you filled not, and wells dig, which you digged not, vineyards and olive trees...

Deuteronomy 8:13,14 And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied...

2 Chronicles 25:19 You say, See, you have smitten the Edomites; and your heart lifts you up to boast: abide now at home...

2 Chronicles 32:23-25 And many brought gifts to the LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah...

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence...

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches...

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 11:28 He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Isaiah 10:8-14 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings...

Daniel 4:30,37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

Library
The Unseen Watcher
[This chapter is based on Daniel 5.] Toward the close of Daniel's life great changes were taking place in the land to which, over threescore years before, he and his Hebrew companions had been carried captive. Nebuchadnezzar, "the terrible of the nations" (Ezekiel 28:7), had died, and Babylon, "the praise of the whole earth" (Jeremiah 51:41), had passed under the unwise rule of his successors, and gradual but sure dissolution was resulting. Through the folly and weakness of Belshazzar, the grandson
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

True Greatness
[This chapter is based on Daniel 4.] Exalted to the pinnacle of worldly honor, and acknowledged even by Inspiration as "a king of kings" (Ezekiel 26:7). Nebuchadnezzar nevertheless at times had ascribed to the favor of Jehovah the glory of his kingdom and the splendor of his reign. Such had been the case after his dream of the great image. His mind had been profoundly influenced by this vision and by the thought that the Babylonian Empire, universal though it was, was finally to fall, and other kingdoms
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Job 31:24
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

Jeremiah 49:4
Why do you boast of your valleys, boast of your valleys so fruitful? Unfaithful Daughter Ammon, you trust in your riches and say, 'Who will attack me?'

Ezekiel 27:12
"'Tarshish did business with you because of your great wealth of goods; they exchanged silver, iron, tin and lead for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:33
When your merchandise went out on the seas, you satisfied many nations; with your great wealth and your wares you enriched the kings of the earth.

Ezekiel 28:2
"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.

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