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Ezekiel 28:16

Ezekiel 28:16

By the multitude of thy merchandise
With the several nations of the earth, who came to the markets and fairs of Tyre, and to whom she sent her goods: they have filled the midst of thee with violence;
or, as the Targum,

``thy treasures are filled with rapine;''
with ill gotten goods, as the pope's coffers are through his merchandise of the souls of men, and the great trade that is driven in pardons and indulgences: and thou hast sinned;
by this unjust and ungodly way of dealing: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God;
Mount Zion, the church of the living God, where he dwells, and is worshipped, and on which the Lamb stands with his hundred and forty and four thousand, having his name and his Father's on their foreheads, ( Revelation 14:1 ) , these will have no communion with the church and pope of Rome; will not receive his mark, nor worship his image; from this mountain, and the inhabitants of it, he stands excluded as a profane person, with whom they will have nothing to do; and hence he persecutes them to the utmost of his power: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the
stones of fire;
from among the people of God, who have the clear light of the Gospel, and a sincere love for Christ; these withdrew themselves from his jurisdiction and government; and with whom his name, power, and authority perish, especially when they shall have got the victory over him, ( Revelation 15:1 ) . Kimchi paraphrases it,
``from the midst of the saints who are the Israelites, comparable to stones of fire;''
and Jarchi's note is,
``that thou mayest not take a portion with the righteous;''
have no part, lot, or fellowship with them. The Targum is,
``I will destroy thee, O king that art anointed, because thou thoughtest to rule over the holy people.''
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