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Proclamation Against the King of Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“Because your heart is #Jer. 49:16; Ezek. 31:10lifted up,
And #Is. 14:14; 47:8; Ezek. 28:9; 2 Thess. 2:4you say, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of gods,
#Ezek. 27:3, 4In the midst of the seas,’
#Is. 31:3; Ezek. 28:9Yet you are a man, and not a god,
Though you set your heart as the heart of a god
3(Behold, #Ezek. 14:14; Dan. 1:20; 2:20–23, 28; 5:11, 12; Zech. 9:3you are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be hidden from you!
4With your wisdom and your understanding
You have gained #Ezek. 27:33; Zech. 9:1–3riches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;
5#Ps. 62:10; Zech. 9:3By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”
6‘Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,
7Behold, therefore, I will bring #Ezek. 26:7strangers against you,
#Ezek. 7:24; 21:31; 30:11; Hab. 1:6–8The most terrible of the nations;
And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,
And defile your splendor.
8They shall throw you down into the #Is. 14:15Pit,
And you shall die the death of the slain
In the midst of the seas.
9“Will you still #Ezek. 28:2say before him who slays you,
‘I am a god’?
But you shall be a man, and not a god,
In the hand of him who slays you.
10You shall die the death of #1 Sam. 17:26, 36; Ezek. 31:18; 32:19, 21, 25, 27the uncircumcised
By the hand of aliens;
For I have spoken,” says the Lord God.’ ”
Lamentation for the King of Tyre
11Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12“Son of man, #Ezek. 27:2take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
#Ezek. 27:3; 28:3“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13You were in #Gen. 2:8; Is. 51:3; Ezek. 31:8, 9; 36:35Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of #Ezek. 26:13your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14“You were the anointed #Ex. 25:20; Ezek. 28:16cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on #Is. 14:13; Ezek. 20:40the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till #(Is. 14:12)iniquity was found in you.
16“By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, #Ezek. 28:14O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.
17“Your #Ezek. 28:2, 5heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.
18“You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
#Ezek. 26:21You have become a horror,
And shall be no #Ezek. 27:36more forever.” ’ ”
Proclamation Against Sidon
20Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 21“Son of man, #Ezek. 6:2; 25:2; 29:2set your face #Gen. 10:15, 19; Is. 23:2, 4, 12; Ezek. 27:8; 32:30toward Sidon, and prophesy against her, 22and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
#Ex. 14:4, 17; Ezek. 39:13“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon;
I will be glorified in your midst;
And #Ps. 9:16they shall know that I am the Lord,
When I execute judgments in her and am #Ezek. 28:25hallowed in her.
23#Ezek. 38:22For I will send pestilence upon her,
And blood in her streets;
The wounded shall be judged in her midst
By the sword against her on every side;
Then they shall know that I am the Lord.
24“And there shall no longer be a pricking brier or #Num. 33:55; Josh. 23:13; Is. 55:13; Ezek. 2:6a painful thorn for the house of Israel from among all who are around them, who #Ezek. 16:57; 25:6, 7despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord God.”
Israel’s Future Blessing
25‘Thus says the Lord God: “When I have #Ps. 106:47; Is. 11:12, 13; Jer. 32:37; Ezek. 11:17; 20:41; 34:13; 37:21gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am #Ezek. 28:22hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26And they will #Jer. 23:6; Ezek. 36:28dwell safely there, #Is. 65:21; Jer. 32:15, 43, 44; Amos 9:13, 14build houses, and #Jer. 31:5; Amos 9:14plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God.” ’ ”