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13 You said to yourself,[a]
‘I will climb up to the sky.
Above the stars of El[b]
I will set up my throne.
I will rule on the mountain of assembly
on the remote slopes of Zaphon.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:13 tn Heb “you, you said in your heart.”
  2. Isaiah 14:13 sn In Canaanite mythology the stars of El were astral deities under the authority of the high god El.
  3. Isaiah 14:13 sn Zaphon, the Canaanite version of Olympus, was the “mountain of assembly” where the gods met.

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