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The book of the prophet Ezekiel, chapter 28, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 28

New English Translation


   A Prophecy Against the King of Tyre
   1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas" - yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
   3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you.
   4 By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself; you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
   5 By your great skill in trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart is proud because of your wealth.
   6 "'Therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: Because you think you are godlike,
   7 I am about to bring foreigners against you, the most terrifying of nations. They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, and they will defile your splendor.
   8 They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently in the heart of the seas.
   9 Will you still say, "I am a god, " before the one who kills you - though you are a man and not a god - when you are in the power of those who wound you?
   10 You will die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of foreigners; for I have spoken, declares the sovereign LORD.'"
   11 The word of the LORD came to me: 12 "Son of man, sing a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'You were the sealer of perfection, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
   13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering, the ruby, topaz, and emerald, the chrysolite, onyx, and jasper, the sapphire, turquoise, and beryl; your settings and mounts were made of gold. On the day you were created they were prepared.
   14 I placed you there with an anointed guardian cherub; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked about amidst fiery stones.
   15 You were blameless in your behavior from the day you were created, until sin was discovered in you.
   16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I defiled you and banished you from the mountain of God - the guardian cherub expelled you from the midst of the stones of fire.
   17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom on account of your splendor. I threw you down to the ground; I placed you before kings, that they might see you.
   18 By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade, you desecrated your sanctuaries. So I drew fire out from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth before the eyes of all who saw you.
   19 All who know you among the peoples are shocked at you; you have become terrified and will be no more.'"
   A Prophecy Against Sidon
   20 The word of the LORD came to me: 21 "Son of man, turn toward Sidon and prophesy against it. 22 Say, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'Look, I am against you, Sidon, and I will magnify myself in your midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments on her and reveal my sovereign power in her.
   23 I will send a plague into the city and bloodshed into its streets; the slain will fall within it, by the sword that attacks it from every side. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
   24 "'No longer will Israel suffer from the sharp briers or painful thorns of all who surround and scorn them. Then they will know that I am the sovereign LORD.
   25 "'This is what the sovereign LORD says: When I regather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are dispersed, I will reveal my sovereign power over them in the sight of the nations, and they will live in their land that I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 They will live securely in it; they will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live securely when I execute my judgments on all those who scorn them and surround them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.'"

King James Version


   1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
   2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
   3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
   4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
   5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
   6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
   7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
   8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
   9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
   10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
   11 ¶ Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
   12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
   13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
   14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
   15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
   16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
   17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
   18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
   19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
   20 ¶ Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
   21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,
   22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
   23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
   24 ¶ And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
   25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
   26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
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