Ezekiel 28

Chapter 28

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!” ’ ”

11 Again the word of the Lord came to me saying,

12 “Son of man, atake up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God,

“You 1had the seal of perfection,

Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

13 “You were in aEden, the garden of God;

bEvery precious stone was your covering:

The cruby, the topaz and the diamond;

The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;

The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;

And the gold, the workmanship of your 1dsettings and 2sockets,

Was in you.

On the day that you were created

They were prepared.

14 “You were the aanointed cherub who 1covers,

And I placed you there.

You were on the holy bmountain of God;

You walked in the midst of the cstones of fire.

15 “You were ablameless in your ways

From the day you were created

Until bunrighteousness was found in you.

16 “By the aabundance of your trade

1You were internally bfilled with violence,

And you sinned;

Therefore I have cast you as profane

From the mountain of God.

And I have destroyed you, O 2covering cherub,

From the midst of the stones of fire.

17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your abeauty;

You bcorrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.

I cast you to the ground;

I put you before ckings,

That they may see you.

18 “By the multitude of your iniquities,

In the unrighteousness of your trade

You profaned your sanctuaries.

Therefore I have brought afire from the midst of you;

It has consumed you,

And I have turned you to bashes on the earth

In the eyes of all who see you.

19 “All who know you among the peoples

Are appalled at you;

You have become 1aterrified

And you will cease to be bforever.” ’ ”

Judgment of Sidon

20 And the word of the Lord came to me saying,

21 “Son of man, aset your face toward bSidon, prophesy against her

22 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God,

“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon,

And I will 1be glorified in your midst.

Then they will know that I am the Lord when I aexecute judgments in her,

And I will manifest My holiness in her.

23 “For aI will send pestilence to her

And blood to her streets,

And the bwounded will 1fall in her midst

By the sword upon her on every side;

Then they will know that I am the Lord.

24 “And there will be no more for the house of Israel a aprickling brier or a painful thorn from any round about them who scorned them; then they will know that I am the Lord God.”

Israel Regathered

25 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “When I agather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will blive in their 1land which I gave to My servant Jacob.

26 “They will alive in it securely; and they will bbuild houses, plant vineyards and live securely when I cexecute judgments upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.” ’ ”

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