Ezekiel 28:11-19

Ezekiel 28:11-19 CEB

The LORD’s word came to me: Human one, sing a lament for the king of Tyre. Say to him, The LORD God proclaims: You were full of wisdom and beauty, the image of perfection. You were in Eden, God’s garden. You were covered with gold and every precious stone: carnelian, topaz, and moonstone; beryl, onyx, and jasper; lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald. On the day that you were created, finely crafted pendants and engravings were prepared. You, a winged creature, were installed as a guardian. I placed you in God’s holy mountain where you walked among the stones of fire. From the day you were created until injustice was found in you, your ways were assured. But because of your trade, your oppressive business practices piled up, and you became impure. So I expelled you from God’s mountain. I removed you, winged creature, guardian, from among the stones of fire. You exalted yourself because of your beauty and corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I will cast you down to the earth in the sight of kings, and I will make a spectacle of you. Because of your corrupt trade, which surpassed your many other sins, you made your sanctuaries impure. Therefore, I will bring fire from your midst. When it has consumed you, I will turn you into dust on the earth in the sight of all who see you. Everyone among the peoples who knows you will be appalled because of you. You will become a terror. From that time on, you will be nothing.
CEB: Common English Bible
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