The word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, take up a lament1 concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " 'You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.213
You were in Eden,3 the garden of God;4 every precious stone5 adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire,a turquoise6 and beryl.b Your settings and mountingsc were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.714
You were anointed8 as a guardian cherub,9 for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence,10 and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub,11 from among the fiery stones.
Your heart became proud12 on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.1318
By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire14 come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes15 on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.1619
All the nations who knew you are appalled17 at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.18' "