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Ezekiel 28:1-10 (New International Version)

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A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man1, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne2 of a god in the heart of the seas."3 But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.4 3 Are you wiser than Daniela ?5 Is no secret hidden from you? 4 By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.6 5 By your great skill in trading7 you have increased your wealth,8 and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.9 6 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god, 7 I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations;10 they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom11 and pierce your shining splendor.12 8 They will bring you down to the pit,13 and you will die a violent death14 in the heart of the seas.15 9 Will you then say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a man, not a god,16 in the hands of those who slay you.17 10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised18 at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "
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