New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ezekiel 28:1–10

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Tyre’s King Overthrown

1 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,

2 “Son of man, say to the 1leader of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord 2God,

“Because your heart is lifted up

And you have said, ‘aI am a god,

I sit in the seat of 3gods

In the heart of the seas’;

Yet you are a bman and not God,

Although you make your heart like the heart of God—

3 Behold, you are wiser than aDaniel;

There is no secret that is a match for you.

4 “By your wisdom and understanding

You have acquired ariches for yourself

And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.

5 “By your great wisdom, by your atrade

You have increased your riches

And your bheart is lifted up because of your riches—

6 Therefore thus says the Lord God,

‘Because you have amade your heart

Like the heart of God,

7 Therefore, behold, I will bring astrangers upon you,

The bmost ruthless of the nations.

And they will draw their swords

Against the beauty of your wisdom

And defile your splendor.

8 ‘They will bring you down to the pit,

And you will die the adeath of those who are slain

In the heart of the seas.

9 ‘Will you still say, “I am a god,”

In the presence of your slayer,

Though you are a man and not God,

In the hands of those who wound you?

10 ‘You will die the death of the auncircumcised

By the hand of strangers,

For I have spoken!’ declares the Lord God!” ’ ”

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