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.
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.
and I placed you on ⌊God’s holy mountain⌋;u
you walked in the midst of stones of fire.
from the day ⌊when you were created⌋,v
until wickedness was found in you.
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.
you ruined your wisdom because of your splendor.
I threw you on the ground ⌊before⌋x kings;
I have exposed you ⌊for viewing⌋.y
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 you⌋a among the peoples
are appalled over you;
you have become as horrors,
and ⌊you shall cease to exist forever⌋.” ’ ”b
Or “mortal,” or “son of humankind”
Meaning of Hebrew uncertain
Or “lapis lazuli”
Literally “on the mountain of the holiness of God”
Literally “being created you”
Literally “in the face of”
Literally “to look at you”
Literally “before the eyes of all seeing you”
Literally “all of the knowers of you”
Literally “there is not you until eternity”