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Ezekiel 28 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Prophesy Against the King of Tyre

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The word of Yahweh came again to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:2 - “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Because your heart is lofty

And you have said, ‘I am a god;

I sit enthroned in the seat of [fn]gods

In the heart of the seas’;

Yet you are a man and not God,

Although you make your heart like the heart of God

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Behold, you are wiser than Daniel;

There is no secret that is a match for you.

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“By your wisdom and understanding

You have acquired wealth for yourself

And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.

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“By your great wisdom, by your trade

You have increased your wealth,

And your heart is lofty because of your wealth

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Therefore thus says Lord Yahweh,

‘Because you have made your heart

Like the heart of God,

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Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you,

The most ruthless of the nations.

And they will draw their swords

Against the beauty of your wisdom

And defile your splendor.

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‘They will bring you down to the pit,

And you will die the death of those who are slain

In the heart of the seas.

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‘Will you still say, “I am a god,”

In the presence of the one who kills you,

Though you are a man and not God,

In the hands of those who slay you?

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‘You will die the death of the uncircumcised

By the hand of strangers,

For I have spoken!’ declares Lord Yahweh!”’”

Lament over the King of Tyre

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Again the word of Yahweh came to me saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:12 - “Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“You [fn]had the seal of perfection,

Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

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“You were in Eden, the garden of God;

Every precious stone was your covering:

The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond;

The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper;

The [fn]lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald;

And the gold, the workmanship of your [fn]settings and [fn]sockets,

Was in you.

On the day that you were created

They were prepared.

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“You were the anointed cherub who [fn]covers,

And I placed you there.

You were on the holy mountain of God;

You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.

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“You were blameless in your ways

From the day you were created

Until unrighteousness was found in you.

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“By the abundance of your trade

[fn]You were internally filled with violence,

And you sinned;

Therefore I have cast you as profane

From the mountain of God.

And I have destroyed you, O [fn]covering cherub,

From the midst of the stones of fire.

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“Your heart was lofty because of your beauty;

You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.

I cast you to the ground;

I put you before kings,

That they may see you.

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“By the abundance of your iniquities,

In the unrighteousness of your trade

You profaned your sanctuaries.

Therefore I have brought out fire from the midst of you;

It has consumed you,

And I have turned you to ashes on the earth

In the eyes of all who see you.

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“All who know you among the peoples

Are appalled at you;

You have become [fn]terrified,

And you will cease to be forever.”’”

Prophesy Against Sidon

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And the word of Yahweh came to me saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:21 - “Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, prophesy against her
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:22 - and say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Behold, I am against you, O Sidon,

And I will [fn]be glorified in your midst.

Then they will know that I am Yahweh when I execute judgments in her,

And I will manifest My holiness in her.

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“For I will send pestilence to her

And blood to her streets,

And the wounded will [fn]fall in her midst

By the sword upon her on every side;

Then they will know that I am Yahweh.

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“And there will be no more for the house of Israel a prickling brier or a painful thorn from any round about them who scorned them; then they will know that I am Lord Yahweh.”

Israel Regathered

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‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples, among whom they are scattered, and will manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their [fn]land which I gave to My servant Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:26 - “They will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards, and live securely when I execute judgments upon all who scorn them all around them. Then they will know that I am Yahweh their God.”’”
LSB Footnotes
Or God
Lit were the one sealing a pattern
Heb sappir
Or tambourines
Or flutes
Or guards
Lit They filled your midst
Or guardian
Lit terrors
Or glorify Myself
Or be judged
Lit ground

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