Ezekiel 28

Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre

1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying,

2 "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.' "

A Lament over the King of Tyre

11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

12 "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." ' "

Prophecy Against Sidon

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,

22 "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."

Israel Gathered in Security

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.
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