Ezekiel 28:12–19

12 “Son of man,q raise a lament over the king of Tyre, and you must say to him, ‘thus says the Lord Yahweh:

“You were a perfect model ofr an example,

full of wisdom and perfect of beauty.

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God,

and every precious stone was your adornment:

carnelian, topaz and moonstone,s

turquoise, onyx and jasper,

sapphire,t malachite and emerald.

And gold was the craftsmanship of your settings

and your mountings in you;

on the day when you were created they were prepared.

14 You were an anointed guardian cherub,

and I placed you on God’s holy mountain;u

you walked in the midst of stones of fire.

15 You were blameless in your ways

from the day when you were created,v

until wickedness was found in you.

16 In the abundance of your trading,

they filled the midst of you with violence, and you sinned;

and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God,

and I expelled you, the guardianw cherub,

from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;

you ruined your wisdom because of your splendor.

I threw you on the ground beforex kings;

I have exposed you for viewing.y

18 From the abundance of your iniquities

in the dishonesty of your trading,

I profaned your sanctuaries

and I brought fire from your midst;

it consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth

before the eyes of everyone who sees you.z

19 All who know youa among the peoples

are appalled over you;

you have become as horrors,

and you shall cease to exist forever.” ’ ”b

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