Bible: Ezek 28:1-12
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. 4
28:3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; 5
no secret is hidden from you. 6
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 7 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, 8
28:7 I am about to bring foreigners 9 against you, the most terrifying of nations.
They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, 10
and they will defile your splendor.
28:8 They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently 11 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 12 by the hand of foreigners;
for I have spoken, declares the sovereign
28:11 The word of the
“‘You were the sealer 14 of perfection,
full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.