Bible: Ezekiel 28

A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

28:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:2 Son of man, say to the prince 1  of Tyre, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Your heart is proud 2  and you said, “I am a god; 3 

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 Lord says:

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 Lord.’

28:11 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:12 Son of man, sing 13  a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘You were the sealer 14  of perfection,

full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. 15 

Every precious stone was your covering,

the ruby, topaz, and emerald,

the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper,

the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; 16 

your settings and mounts were made of gold.

On the day you were created they were prepared.

28:14 I placed you there with an anointed 17  guardian 18  cherub; 19 

you were on the holy mountain of God;

you walked about amidst fiery stones.

28:15 You were blameless in your behavior 20  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, 21  and you sinned;

so I defiled you and banished you 22  from the mountain of God

the guardian cherub expelled you 23  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

28:20 The word of the Lord came to me: 28:21 Son of man, turn toward 24  Sidon 25  and prophesy against it. 28:22 Say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says:

“‘Look, I am against you, 26  Sidon,

and I will magnify myself in your midst.

Then they will know that I am the Lord

when I execute judgments on her

and reveal my sovereign power 27  in her.

28:23 I will send a plague into the city 28  and bloodshed into its streets;

the slain will fall within it, by the sword that attacks it 29  from every side.

Then they will know that I am the Lord.

28:24‘No longer will Israel suffer from the sharp briers 30  or painful thorns of all who surround and scorn them. 31  Then they will know that I am the sovereign Lord.

28:25‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: When I regather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are dispersed, I will reveal my sovereign power 32  over them in the sight of the nations, and they will live in their land that I gave to my servant Jacob. 28:26 They will live securely in it; they will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live securely 33  when I execute my judgments on all those who scorn them and surround them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.’

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