Bible: Ezekiel 28:1-10

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.’

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