Ezekiel 28

Ezekiel 28

Pride for Tyre
1The word of Adonai came to me saying:
2“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘So your heart is exalted and you say, “I am a god! I sit in the seat of the gods in the heart of the seas!” Yet you are human, not a god, even if you set up your heart like the heart of a god.
3See, you are wiser than Daniel! No secret is hidden from you!
4By your wisdom and by understanding you have made wealth for yourself and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries.
5In your great skill, by your trade, you have increased your wealth, so your heart is exalted by your wealth.’”
6Therefore thus says Adonai Elohim: “Because you have set up your heart like the heart of God,
7behold, I will bring strangers against you, the ruthless of the nations. They will draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom. They will defile your splendor.
8They will bring you down to the Pit. You will die the death of those slain in the heart of the seas.
9Will you still say, ‘I am a god’ before the one who slays you? Yet you are man, and not a god, in the hand of those who pierce you.
10You will die the deaths of the uncircumcised at the hand of strangers. For I have spoken.” It is a declaration of Adonai.
Lament for Tyre
11The word of Adonai came to me saying:
12“Son of man, lift up a lament for the king of Tyre. Say to him, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering —ruby, topaz and diamond, beryl, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald—your settings and your sockets a workmanship of gold —in the day you were created they were prepared.
14You were an anointed guardian cheruv. I placed you on the holy mountain of God. You walked among stones of fire.
15You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.
16By the abundance of your trade they filled you within with violence. So you have sinned. So I threw you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God. I made you vanish, guardian cheruv, from among the stones of fire.
17Your heart was exalted because of your beauty. You corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. I threw you down to the earth. Before kings I set you up as a spectacle.
18“‘By the multitude of your iniquities, in the injustice of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought fire out from within you, and it has consumed you. I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the eyes of all who saw you.
19All who know you among the people will be appalled at you. You have become a horror and will be nothing forever.’”
20The word of Adonai came to me saying:
21“Son of man, set your face toward Sidon and prophesy against her.
22Say, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘Behold, I am against you, Zidon. I will be glorified in your midst. They will know that I am Adonai, when I execute judgments in her, and show my holiness through her.
23I will send a plague to her and blood in her streets. The wounded will fall in her midst by the sword on every side. So they will know that I am Adonai.’
24“Never again will there be a briar pricking at the house of Israel or a piercing thorn from any around them who scorn them. They will know that I am the Lord Adonai.”
25Thus says Adonai Elohim: “When I have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered and show my holiness through them in the eyes of the nations, then they will live in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
26They will live safely there, and they will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live securely when I have executed judgments on all those around them that treated them with contempt. So they will know that I am Adonai their God.”

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