Bible: Ezek 25-32
A Prophecy Against Ammon
25:1 The word of the
A Prophecy Against Moab
25:8 “This is what the sovereign
A Prophecy Against Edom
25:12 “This is what the sovereign
A Prophecy Against Philistia
25:15 “This is what the sovereign
A Prophecy Against Tyre
26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, 31 the word of the
26:7 “For this is what the sovereign
26:15 “This is what the sovereign
“‘How you have perished – you have vanished 53 from the seas,
O renowned city, once mighty in the sea,
she and her inhabitants, who spread their terror! 54
26:18 Now the coastlands will tremble on the day of your fall;
the coastlands by the sea will be terrified by your passing.’ 55
26:19 “For this is what the sovereign
A Lament for Tyre
27:1 The word of the
“‘O Tyre, you have said, “I am perfectly beautiful.”27:4 63
Your borders are in the heart of the seas;
your builders have perfected your beauty.
they took a cedar from Lebanon to make your mast.
27:6 They made your oars from oaks of Bashan;
27:7 Fine linen from Egypt, woven with patterns, was used for your sail
to serve as your banner;
blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah 69 was used for your deck’s awning.
your skilled 73 men, O Tyre, were your captains.
all the ships of the sea and their mariners were within you to trade for your merchandise. 76
27:10 Men of Persia, Lud, 77 and Put were in your army, men of war.
They hung shield and helmet on you; they gave you your splendor.
27:11 The Arvadites 78 joined your army on your walls all around,
and the Gammadites 79 were in your towers.
They hung their quivers 80 on your walls all around;
they perfected your beauty.
27:12 “‘Tarshish 81 was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products. 27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your clients; they exchanged slaves and bronze items for your merchandise. 27:14 Beth Togarmah exchanged horses, chargers, 82 and mules for your products. 27:15 The Dedanites 83 were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid 84 you with ivory tusks and ebony. 27:16 Edom 85 was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods; they exchanged turquoise, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your products. 27:17 Judah and the land of Israel were your clients; they traded wheat from Minnith, 86 millet, honey, olive oil, and balm for your merchandise. 27:18 Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar, 27:19 and casks of wine 87 from Izal 88 they exchanged for your products. Wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were among your merchandise. 27:20 Dedan was your client in saddlecloths for riding. 27:21 Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your trade partners; for lambs, rams, and goats they traded with you. 27:22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah engaged in trade with you; they traded the best kinds of spices along with precious stones and gold for your products. 27:23 Haran, Kanneh, Eden, merchants from Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad were your clients. 27:24 They traded with you choice garments, purple clothes and embroidered work, and multicolored carpets, bound and reinforced with cords; these were among your merchandise. 27:25 The ships of Tarshish 89 were the transports for your merchandise.
“‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.
27:26 Your rowers have brought you into surging waters.
The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.
27:27 Your wealth, products, and merchandise, your sailors and captains,
your ship’s carpenters, 90 your merchants,
and all your fighting men within you,
along with all your crew who are in you,
will fall into the heart of the seas on the day of your downfall.
27:28 At the sound of your captains’ cry the waves will surge; 91
27:29 They will descend from their ships – all who handle the oar,
the sailors and all the sea captains – they will stand on the land.
27:30 They will lament loudly 92 over you and cry bitterly.
They will throw dust on their heads and roll in the ashes; 93
27:31 they will tear out their hair because of you and put on sackcloth,
and they will weep bitterly over you with intense mourning. 94
27:32 As they wail they will lament over you, chanting:
“Who was like Tyre, like a tower 95 in the midst of the sea?”
27:33 When your products went out from the seas,
you satisfied many peoples;
with the abundance of your wealth and merchandise
you enriched the kings of the earth.
27:34 Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters;
27:35 All the inhabitants of the coastlands are shocked at you,
and their kings are horribly afraid – their faces are troubled.
27:36 The traders among the peoples hiss at you;
you have become a horror, and will be no more.’”
A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre
28:1 The word of the
I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas” –
yet you are a man and not a god,
though you think you are godlike. 101
28:3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; 102
no secret is hidden from you. 103
28:4 By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself;
you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
28:5 By your great skill 104 in trade you have increased your wealth,
and your heart is proud because of your wealth.
28:6 “‘Therefore this is what the sovereign
Because you think you are godlike, 105
28:7 I am about to bring foreigners 106 against you, the most terrifying of nations.
They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, 107
and they will defile your splendor.
28:8 They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently 108 in the heart of the seas.
28:9 Will you still say, “I am a god,” before the one who kills you –
though you are a man and not a god –
when you are in the power of those who wound you?
28:10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised 109 by the hand of foreigners;
for I have spoken, declares the sovereign
28:11 The word of the
“‘You were the sealer 111 of perfection,
full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. 112
Every precious stone was your covering,
the ruby, topaz, and emerald,
the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper,
the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; 113
your settings and mounts were made of gold.
On the day you were created they were prepared.
you were on the holy mountain of God;
you walked about amidst fiery stones.
28:15 You were blameless in your behavior 117 from the day you were created,
until sin was discovered in you.
28:16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, 118 and you sinned;
so I defiled you and banished you 119 from the mountain of God –
the guardian cherub expelled you 120 from the midst of the stones of fire.
28:17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
you corrupted your wisdom on account of your splendor.
I threw you down to the ground;
I placed you before kings, that they might see you.
28:18 By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade,
you desecrated your sanctuaries.
So I drew fire out from within you;
it consumed you,
and I turned you to ashes on the earth
before the eyes of all who saw you.
28:19 All who know you among the peoples are shocked at you;
you have become terrified and will be no more.’”
A Prophecy Against Sidon
“‘Look, I am against you, 123 Sidon,
and I will magnify myself in your midst.
Then they will know that I am the
when I execute judgments on her
and reveal my sovereign power 124 in her.
28:23 I will send a plague into the city 125 and bloodshed into its streets;
the slain will fall within it, by the sword that attacks it 126 from every side.
Then they will know that I am the
28:25 “‘This is what the sovereign
A Prophecy Against Egypt
29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, 131 the word of the
“‘Look, I am against 133 you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great monster 134 lying in the midst of its waterways,
who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.” 135
29:4 I will put hooks in your jaws
and stick the fish of your waterways to your scales.
I will haul you up from the midst of your waterways,
and all the fish of your waterways will stick to your scales.
29:5 I will leave you in the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your waterways;
you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected. 136
I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
29:6 Then all those living in Egypt will know that I am the
because they were a reed staff 137 for the house of Israel;
and when they leaned on you, you splintered and caused their legs to be unsteady. 140
29:8 “‘Therefore, this is what the sovereign
Because he said, “The Nile is mine and I made it,” 29:10 I am against 142 you and your waterways. I will turn the land of Egypt into an utter desolate ruin from Migdol 143 to Syene, 144 as far as the border with Ethiopia. 29:11 No human foot will pass through it, and no animal’s foot will pass through it; it will be uninhabited for forty years. 29:12 I will turn the land of Egypt into a desolation in the midst of desolate lands; for forty years her cities will lie desolate in the midst of ruined cities. I will scatter Egypt among the nations and disperse them among foreign countries.
29:13 “‘For this is what the sovereign
29:17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, 148 the word of the
A Lament Over Egypt
30:1 The word of the
“‘Wail, “Alas, the day is here!” 154
30:3 For the day is near,
the day of the
it will be a day of storm clouds, 155
it will be a time of judgment 156 for the nations.
30:4 A sword will come against Egypt
and panic will overtake Ethiopia
when the slain fall in Egypt
and they carry away her wealth
and dismantle her foundations.
30:6 “‘This is what the
Egypt’s supporters will fall;
her confident pride will crumble. 160
From Migdol to Syene 161 they will die by the sword within her,
declares the sovereign
30:7 They will be desolate among desolate lands,
and their cities will be among ruined cities.
30:8 They will know that I am the
when I ignite a fire in Egypt
and all her allies are defeated. 162
30:9 On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten overly confident Ethiopia; panic will overtake them on the day of Egypt’s doom; 163 for beware – it is coming!
30:10 “‘This is what the sovereign
I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt,
by the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar 164 of Babylon.
30:11 He and his people with him,
the most terrifying of the nations, 165
will be brought there to destroy the land.
They will draw their swords against Egypt,
and fill the land with corpses.
30:12 I will dry up the waterways
and hand the land over to 166 evil men.
I will make the land and everything in it desolate by the hand of foreigners.
30:13 “‘This is what the sovereign
I will destroy the idols,
and put an end to the gods of Memphis.
There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so I will make the land of Egypt fearful. 167
30:14 I will desolate Pathros,
I will ignite a fire in Zoan,
and I will execute judgments on Thebes.
30:15 I will pour out my anger upon Pelusium, 168
the stronghold of Egypt;
I will cut off 169 the hordes of Thebes.
30:16 I will ignite a fire in Egypt;
Syene 170 will writhe in agony,
Thebes will be broken down,
and Memphis will face enemies every day.
30:17 The young men of On and of Pi-beseth 171 will die by the sword;
and the cities will go 172 into captivity.
30:18 In Tahpanhes the day will be dark 173
when I break the yoke of Egypt there.
Her confident pride will cease within her;
a cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.
30:19 I will execute judgments on Egypt.
Then they will know that I am the
30:20 In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, 174 the word of the
A Cedar in Lebanon
31:1 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, 180 the word of the
“‘Who are you like in your greatness?
with beautiful branches, like a forest giving shade,
and extremely tall;
its top reached into the clouds.
31:4 The water made it grow;
underground springs made it grow tall.
Rivers flowed all around the place it was planted,
while smaller channels watered all the trees of the field. 183
31:5 Therefore it grew taller than all the trees of the field;
its boughs grew large and its branches grew long,
because of the plentiful water in its shoots. 184
31:6 All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs;
under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth,
in its shade all the great 185 nations lived.
31:7 It was beautiful in its loftiness, in the length of its branches;
for its roots went down deep to plentiful waters.
31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not eclipse it,
nor could the fir trees 186 match its boughs;
the plane trees were as nothing compared to its branches;
no tree in the garden of God could rival its beauty.
31:9 I made it beautiful with its many branches;
all the trees of Eden, in the garden of God, envied it.
31:10 “‘Therefore this is what the sovereign
31:15 “‘This is what the sovereign
Lamentation over Pharaoh and Egypt
32:1 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, 199 the word of the
“‘You were like a lion 200 among the nations,
but you are a monster in the seas;
you thrash about in your streams,
stir up the water with your feet,
and muddy your 201 streams.
32:3 “‘This is what the sovereign
“‘I will throw my net over you 202 in the assembly of many peoples;
and they will haul you up in my dragnet.
32:4 I will leave you on the ground,
I will fling you on the open field,
32:5 I will put your flesh on the mountains,
and fill the valleys with your maggot-infested carcass. 207
32:6 I will drench the land with the flow
of your blood up to the mountains,
and the ravines will be full of your blood. 208
32:7 When I extinguish you, I will cover the sky;
I will darken its stars.
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon will not shine. 209
32:8 I will darken all the lights in the sky over you,
and I will darken your land,
declares the sovereign
32:9 I will disturb 210 many peoples,
when I bring about your destruction among the nations,
among countries you do not know.
32:10 I will shock many peoples with you,
and their kings will shiver with horror because of you.
When I brandish my sword before them,
every moment each one will tremble for his life, on the day of your fall.
32:11 “‘For this is what the sovereign
32:12 By the swords of the mighty warriors I will cause your hordes to fall –
all of them are the most terrifying among the nations.
They will devastate the pride of Egypt,
and all its hordes will be destroyed.
32:13 I will destroy all its cattle beside the plentiful waters;
nor will the hooves of cattle disturb them.
32:14 Then I will make their waters calm, 215
and will make their streams flow like olive oil, declares the sovereign
32:15 When I turn the land of Egypt into desolation
and the land is destitute of everything that fills it,
when I strike all those who live in it,
then they will know that I am the
32:16 This is a lament; they will chant it.
The daughters of the nations will chant it.
They will chant it over Egypt and over all her hordes,
declares the sovereign
32:17 In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, 216 the word of the
32:22 “Assyria is there with all her assembly around her grave, 223 all of them struck down by the sword. 224 32:23 Their 225 graves are located in the remote slopes of the pit. 226 Her assembly is around her grave, all of them struck down by the sword, those who spread terror in the land of the living.
32:24 “Elam is there with all her hordes around her grave; all of them struck down by the sword. They went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, those who spread terror in the land of the living. Now they will bear their shame with those who descend to the pit. 32:25 Among the dead they have made a bed for her, along with all her hordes around her grave. 227 All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for their terror had spread in the land of the living. They bear their shame along with those who descend to the pit; they are placed among the dead.
32:26 “Meshech-Tubal is there, along with all her hordes around her grave. 228 All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword, for they spread their terror in the land of the living. 32:27 They do not lie with the fallen warriors of ancient times, 229 who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, having their swords placed under their heads and their shields on their bones, 230 when the terror of these warriors was in the land of the living.
32:28 “But as for you, in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken, and you will lie with those killed by the sword.
32:29 “Edom is there with her kings and all her princes. Despite their might they are laid with those killed by the sword; they lie with the uncircumcised and those who descend to the pit.
32:30 “All the leaders of the north are there, along with all the Sidonians; despite their might they have gone down in shameful terror with the dead. They lie uncircumcised with those killed by the sword, and bear their shame with those who descend to the pit.
32:31 “Pharaoh will see them and be consoled over all his hordes who were killed by the sword, Pharaoh and all his army, declares the sovereign