|Ezekiel 28 |
1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD: Because your heart is lifted up and you have said, 'I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;' yet you are a man and not God, though you imagine your mind to be as the mind of God;
3 Behold, you think you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that can be hidden from you;
4 With your [supposed] wisdom and understanding you have gained riches for yourself and have acquired gold and silver into your treasures;
5 By your great wisdom and trading you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up and proud because of your riches;
6 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you imagine your mind to be as the mind of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon you, the most terrible of the nations, and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your brightness.
8 They shall bring you down to the pit, and you shall die the deaths of those who are slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Will you still say before him who slays you, 'I am a God?' But you are only a man and no God in the hand of him who slays you.
10 You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken it, says the Lord GOD."
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the seal of completeness, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle; the workmanship of your settings and of your mountings were of gold. They were prepared on the day that you were created.
14 You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
16 By the multitude of your merchandise you were filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as profane out of the mountain of God, and I expelled you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. I cast you to the ground, I lay you before kings that they may gaze at you.
18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading. Therefore I brought forth a fire from the midst of you and it shall devour you, and I have reduced you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all those who behold you.
19 All those who know you among the people are astonished at you; you have come to a horrible end, and shall never be any more.'"
20 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
21 "Son of man, set your face against Sidon, and prophesy against it,
22 And say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, and I will be glorified in your midst; and they shall know that I am the LORD when I shall have executed judgments in her, and am sanctified in her.
23 For I will send pestilence and blood into her streets, and the wounded shall be judged by the sword in the midst of her on every side, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
24 And there shall no longer be a painful thorn or brier to prick the house of Israel from all who are around them who despised them, and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
25 Thus says the Lord GOD, When I have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered and am sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then they will dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
26 They will dwell safely in it, and will build houses and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell with confidence when I have executed judgments upon all those around them who despise them, and they shall know that I am the LORD their God."
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1 You were the anointed cherub. The people are astonished at you; you have come to a horrible end, and shall never be any more. This appears to be a very similar report of Satan, as is in Isa 14:12-15.
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