11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, take up a lamenti concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“ ‘You were the seal of perfection,
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.j
13 You were in Eden,k
the garden of God;l
every precious stonem adorned you:
carnelian, chrysolite and emerald,
topaz, onyx and jasper,
Your settings and mountingsc were made of gold;
on the day you were created they were prepared.o
for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.
from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you.
you were filled with violence,r
and you sinned.
So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,
and I expelled you, guardian cherub,s
from among the fiery stones.
17 Your heart became proudt
on account of your beauty,
and you corrupted your wisdom
because of your splendor.
So I threw you to the earth;
I made a spectacle of you before kings.u
you have desecrated your sanctuaries.
So I made a firev come out from you,
and it consumed you,
and I reduced you to ashesw on the ground
in the sight of all who were watching.x
are appalledy at you;
you have come to a horrible end
and will be no more.z’ ”
The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.
The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
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