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Ezekiel 28 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Fall of Tyre's Ruler

1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says: Youra heart is proud, and you have said: I am a god;b I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea. Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god. 3 Yes, you are wiser than Daniel;c no secret is hidden from you! 4 By your wisdom and understanding you have acquired wealth for yourself. You have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries. 5 By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has become proud because of your wealth." 6 Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Because you regard your heart as that of a god, 7 I am about to bring strangersd against you, ruthless men from the nations. They will draw their swords against your magnificent wisdom and will defile your splendor.e 8 They will bring you down to the Pit,f and you will die a violent death in the heart of the sea. 9 Will you still say: I am a god, in the presence of those who killg you?h Yet you will be [shown to be] a man, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you. 10 You will die the death of the uncircumcisedi at the hands of strangers.j For I have spoken. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God .

A Lament for Tyre's King

11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 "Son of man, lamentk for the king of Tyre and say to him: This is what the Lord God says: You were the seall of perfection,m full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.n 13 You were in Eden,o the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, and diamond,p beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire,q turquoiser and emerald.s Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;t they were prepared on the day you were created. 14 You were an anointed guardian cherub,u forv I had appointed you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15 From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you. 16 Through the abundance of your trade,w you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub,x from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud because of your beauty; For the sake of your splendory you corrupted your wisdom. So I threw you down to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18 You profaned your sanctuaries by the magnitude of your iniquities in your dishonest trade. So I sent out fire from within you, and it consumed you.z I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of everyone watching you. 19 All those who know you among the nations are appalled at you.aa You have become an object of horror and will never exist again."bb

A Prophecy against Sidon

20 The word of the Lord came to me: 21 "Son of man, turn your face toward Sidon and prophesy against it. 22 You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: Look! I am against you, Sidon, and I will display My glory within you. They will know that I am the Lord when I execute judgments against hercc and demonstrate My holiness through her. 23 I will send a plague against her and bloodshed in her streets; the slain will fall within her, while the sword is against herdd on every side. Then they will know that I am the Lord. 24 "The house of Israel will no longer be hurt byee prickling briers or painful thornsff from all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God . 25 "This is what the Lord God says: When I gather the house of Israelgg from the peoples where they are scattered and demonstrate My holiness through them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their own land, which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26 They will live there securely,hh build houses, and plant vineyards.ii They will live securely when I execute judgmentsjj against all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God."
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