1 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
“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.
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—
‘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.
And you will die the adeath of those who are slain
In the heart of the seas.
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!” ’ ”
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;
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
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
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.
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.
Are appalled at you;
And you will cease to be bforever.” ’ ”
20 And the word of the Lord came to me saying,
“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,
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.”
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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