3 Are you wiser than Daniel ? Is no secret hidden from you?
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
3 you are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;
3 Look, you think you're smarter than Daniel. No enigmas can stump you.
3 (Behold, you are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
3 You regard yourself as wiser than Daniel and think no secret is hidden from you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 28:3
Commentary on Ezekiel 28:1-19
(Read Ezekiel 28:1-19)
Ethbaal, or Ithobal, was the prince or king of Tyre; and being lifted up with excessive pride, he claimed Divine honours. Pride is peculiarly the sin of our fallen nature. Nor can any wisdom, except that which the Lord gives, lead to happiness in this world or in that which is to come. The haughty prince of Tyre thought he was able to protect his people by his own power, and considered himself as equal to the inhabitants of heaven. If it were possible to dwell in the garden of Eden, or even to enter heaven, no solid happiness could be enjoyed without a humble, holy, and spiritual mind. Especially all spiritual pride is of the devil. Those who indulge therein must expect to perish.