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Ezekiel 28 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Fall of Tyre’s Ruler
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The word of the LORD came to me:

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“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: Your[fn] heart is proud, and you have said, “I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea.” Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.

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Yes, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

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By your wisdom and understanding you have acquired wealth for yourself. You have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.

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By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has become proud because of your wealth.

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“ ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says:

Because you regard your heart as that of a god,

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“I am about to bring strangers against you,

ruthless men from the nations.

They will draw their swords

against your magnificent wisdom

and will pierce your splendor.

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“They will bring you down to the Pit,

and you will die a violent death

in the heart of the sea.

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“Will you still say, “I am a god,”

in the presence of those who slay[fn] you?

Yet you will be only a man, not a god,

in the hands of those who kill you.

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You will die the death of the uncircumcised

at the hands of strangers.

For I have spoken.

This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.’ ”

A Lament for Tyre’s King
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The word of the LORD came to me:

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“Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says:

You were the seal[fn] of perfection,[fn]

full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

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“You were in Eden, the garden of God.

Every kind of precious stone covered you:

carnelian, topaz, and diamond,[fn]

beryl, onyx, and jasper,

lapis lazuli, turquoise[fn] and emerald.[fn]

Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;

they were prepared on the day you were created.

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“You were an anointed guardian cherub,

for[fn] I had appointed you.

You were on the holy mountain of God;

you walked among the fiery stones.

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“From the day you were created

you were blameless in your ways

until wickedness was found in you.

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“Through the abundance of your trade,

you were filled with violence, and you sinned.

So I expelled you in disgrace

from the mountain of God,

and banished you, guardian cherub,[fn]

from among the fiery stones.

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“Your heart became proud because of your beauty;

For the sake of your splendor

you corrupted your wisdom.

So I threw you down to the ground;[fn]

I made you a spectacle before kings.

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“You profaned your sanctuaries

by the magnitude of your iniquities

in your dishonest trade.

So I made fire come from within you,

and it consumed you.

I reduced you to ashes on the ground

in the sight of everyone watching you.

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“All those who know you among the peoples

are appalled at you.

You have become an object of horror

and will never exist again.’ ”

A Prophecy against Sidon
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The word of the LORD came to me:

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“Son of man, face Sidon and prophesy against it.

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“You are to say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says:

Look! I am against you, Sidon,

and I will display my glory within you.

They will know that I am the LORD

when I execute judgments against her

and demonstrate my holiness through her.

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“I will send a plague against her

and bloodshed in her streets;

the slain will fall within her,

while the sword is against her[fn] on every side.

Then they will know that I am the LORD.

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“ ‘The house of Israel will no longer be hurt by[fn] prickly briers or painful thorns from all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.

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“ ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are scattered, I will demonstrate my holiness through them in the sight of the nations, and they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.

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“They will live there securely, build houses, and plant vineyards. They will live securely when I execute judgments against all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.’ ”

CSB Footnotes
Lit Because your
Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg; other Hb mss read of the one who kills
Or sealer
Hb obscure
Hb obscure
Or malachite, or garnet
Or beryl
Or With an anointed guardian cherub
Or and the guardian cherub banished you
Or earth
Or within her by the sword
Lit longer have

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