Bible: Ezekiel 26-28
A Prophecy Against Tyre
26:1 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, 1 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 23 from the seas,
O renowned city, once mighty in the sea,
she and her inhabitants, who spread their terror! 24
26:18 Now the coastlands will tremble on the day of your fall;
the coastlands by the sea will be terrified by your passing.’ 25
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 33
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 39 was used for your deck’s awning.
your skilled 43 men, O Tyre, were your captains.
all the ships of the sea and their mariners were within you to trade for your merchandise. 46
27:10 Men of Persia, Lud, 47 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 48 joined your army on your walls all around,
and the Gammadites 49 were in your towers.
They hung their quivers 50 on your walls all around;
they perfected your beauty.
27:12 “‘Tarshish 51 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, 52 and mules for your products. 27:15 The Dedanites 53 were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid 54 you with ivory tusks and ebony. 27:16 Edom 55 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, 56 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 57 from Izal 58 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 59 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, 60 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; 61
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 62 over you and cry bitterly.
They will throw dust on their heads and roll in the ashes; 63
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. 64
27:32 As they wail they will lament over you, chanting:
“Who was like Tyre, like a tower 65 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. 71
28:3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; 72
no secret is hidden from you. 73
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 74 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, 75
28:7 I am about to bring foreigners 76 against you, the most terrifying of nations.
They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, 77
and they will defile your splendor.
28:8 They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently 78 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 79 by the hand of foreigners;
for I have spoken, declares the sovereign
28:11 The word of the
“‘You were the sealer 81 of perfection,
full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. 82
Every precious stone was your covering,
the ruby, topaz, and emerald,
the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper,
the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; 83
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 87 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, 88 and you sinned;
so I defiled you and banished you 89 from the mountain of God –
the guardian cherub expelled you 90 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, 93 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 94 in her.
28:23 I will send a plague into the city 95 and bloodshed into its streets;
the slain will fall within it, by the sword that attacks it 96 from every side.
Then they will know that I am the
28:25 “‘This is what the sovereign