“In your great pride you claim, ‘I am a god!
I sit on a divine throne in the heart of the sea.’
But you are only a man and not a god,
though you boast that you are a god.
and think no secret is hidden from you.
gold and silver for your treasuries.
and your riches have made you very proud.
Because you think you are as wise as a god,
the terror of the nations.
They will draw their swords against your marvelous wisdom
and defile your splendor!
and you will die in the heart of the sea,
pierced with many wounds.
to those who kill you?
To them you will be no god
but merely a man!
10 You will die like an outcast*
at the hands of foreigners.
I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”
“You were the model of perfection,
full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty.
the garden of God.
Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone* —
red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone,
blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper,
blue lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald—
all beautifully crafted for you
and set in the finest gold.
They were given to you
on the day you were created.
as the mighty angelic guardian.*
You had access to the holy mountain of God
and walked among the stones of fire.
from the day you were created
until the day evil was found in you.
and you sinned.
So I banished you in disgrace
from the mountain of God.
I expelled you, O mighty guardian,
from your place among the stones of fire.
because of all your beauty.
Your wisdom was corrupted
by your love of splendor.
So I threw you to the ground
and exposed you to the curious gaze of kings.
with your many sins and your dishonest trade.
So I brought fire out from within you,
and it consumed you.
I reduced you to ashes on the ground
in the sight of all who were watching.
You have come to a terrible end,
and you will exist no more.”
“I am your enemy, O Sidon,
and I will reveal my glory by what I do to you.
When I bring judgment against you
and reveal my holiness among you,
everyone watching will know
that I am the Lord.
and blood will be spilled in your streets.
The attack will come from every direction,
and your people will lie slaughtered within your walls.
Then everyone will know
that I am the Lord.
prick and tear at her like briers and thorns.
For then they will know
that I am the Sovereign Lord.
25 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The people of Israel will again live in their own land, the land I gave my servant Jacob. For I will gather them from the distant lands where I have scattered them. I will reveal to the nations of the world my holiness among my people. 26 They will live safely in Israel and build homes and plant vineyards. And when I punish the neighboring nations that treated them with contempt, they will know that I am the Lord their God.”
28:10 Hebrew will die the death of the uncircumcised.
28:13 The identification of some of these gemstones is uncertain.