Ezekiel 28

1And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2And you, son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord: Because your heart has been exalted, and you have said, I am God, I have inhabited the dwelling of God in the heart of the sea; yet you are a man and not God, though you have set your heart as the heart of God. 3Are you wiser than Daniel? Or have not the wise instructed you with their knowledge? 4Have you gained power for yourself by your own knowledge or your own prudence, and gathered gold and silver in your treasures? 5By your abundant knowledge and your traffic you have multiplied your power; your heart has been lifted up by your power. 6Therefore thus says the Lord: Since you have set your heart as the heart of God; 7because of this, behold, I will bring on you strange plagues from the nations; and they shall draw their swords against you, and against the beauty of your knowledge, 8and they shall bring down your beauty to destruction. And they shall bring you down; and you shall die the death of the slain in the heart of the sea. 9Will you indeed say, I am God, before them that slay you? Seeing you are man, and not God. 10You shall perish by the hands of strangers among the multitude of the uncircumcised, for I have spoken it, says the Lord. 11And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12Son of man, take up a lamentation for the prince of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You were a seal of resemblance, and a crown of beauty. 13You were in the delight of the paradise of God; you were adorned with every precious stone-the sardius, topaz, emerald, carbuncle, sapphire, jasper, silver, gold, ligure, agate, amethyst, chrysolite, beryl and onyx; and you have filled your treasures and your stores in you with gold. 14From the day that you were created you were with the cherub; I set you on the holy mount of God; you were in the midst of the stones of fire. 15You were faultless in your days, from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. 16Of the abundance of your merchandise you have filled your storehouses with iniquity, and have sinned. Therefore you have been cast down wounded from the mount of God, and the cherub has brought you out of the midst of the stones of fire. 17Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; your knowledge has been corrupted by your beauty: because of the multitude of your sins I have cast you to the ground, I have caused you to be put to open shame before kings. 18Because of the multitude of your sins and the iniquities of your merchandise, I have profaned your sacred things; and I will bring fire out of the midst of you, this shall devour you; and I will make you to be ashes upon your land before all that see you. 19And all that know you among the nations shall groan over you. You have gone to destruction, and you shall not exist any longer. 20And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 21Son of man, set your face against Sidon, and prophesy against it, 22and say, Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am against you, O Sidon; and I will be glorified in you; and you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought judgments in you, and I will be sanctified in you. 23Blood and death shall be in your streets; and men wounded with swords shall fall in you and on every side of you; and they shall know that I am the Lord. 24And there shall no more be in the house of Israel a thorn of bitterness and a pricking briar proceeding from them that are round about them, who dishonored them; and they shall know that I am the Lord. 25Thus says the Lord God: I will also gather Israel from the nations, among whom they have been scattered, and I will be sanctified among them, and before the peoples and nations; and they shall dwell upon their land, which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26Yea, they shall dwell upon it safely, and they shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and dwell securely, when I shall execute judgment on all that have dishonored them, even on those that are round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God, and the God of their fathers.
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