1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
"Because your heart is a lifted 1 up,
And b you say, 'I am a god,
I sit in the seat of gods,
c In the midst of the seas,'
d Yet you are a man, and not a god,
Though you set your heart as the heart of a god 3 (Behold, e you are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be hidden from you! 4 With your wisdom and your understanding
You have gained f riches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; 5 g By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches)," 6 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:
"Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god, 7 Behold, therefore, I will bring h strangers against you,
i The most terrible of the nations;
And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
And defile your splendor. 8 They shall throw you down into the j Pit,
And you shall die the death of the slain
In the midst of the seas. 9 "Will you still k say before him who slays you,
'I am a god'?
But you shall be a man, and not a god,
In the hand of him who slays you. 10 You shall die the death of l the uncircumcised
By the hand of aliens;
For I have spoken," says the Lord GOD.' "
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Son of man, m take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
n "You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in o Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of p your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14 "You were the anointed q cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on r the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till s iniquity was found in you. 16 "By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, t O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones. 17 "Your u heart was 2 lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you. 18 "You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
v You have become a horror,
And shall be no w more forever." ' "
20 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 21 "Son of man, x set your face y toward Sidon, and prophesy against her,
"and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
z "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon;
I will be glorified in your midst;
And a they shall know that I am the LORD,
When I execute judgments in her and am b hallowed in her. 23 c For I will send pestilence upon her,
And blood in her streets;
The wounded shall be judged in her midst
By the sword against her on every side;
Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
24 "And there shall no longer be a pricking brier or d a painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who e despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord GOD."
25 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "When I have f gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am g hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26 "And they will h dwell 3 safely there, i build houses, and j plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God." ' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.