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Prophecy Against Ammon
25 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 (A)“Son of man, (B)set your face toward (C)the Ammonites and prophesy against them. 3 Say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God: (D)Thus says the Lord God, Because you said, (E)‘Aha!’ over my (F)sanctuary when it was profaned, and over the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and over the house of Judah when they went into exile, 4 therefore behold, I am handing you over to (G)the people of the East for a possession, and they shall set their encampments among you and make their dwellings in your midst. They shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk. 5 I will make (H)Rabbah a (I)pasture for camels and Ammon[a] (J)a fold for flocks. (K)Then you will know that I am the Lord. 6 For thus says the Lord God: Because (L)you have clapped your hands (M)and stamped your feet and (N)rejoiced with all the (O)malice within your soul against the land of Israel, 7 therefore, behold, (P)I have stretched out my hand against you, and (Q)will hand you over as plunder to the nations. And I will cut you off from the peoples and will make you perish out of the countries; I will destroy you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
Prophecy Against Moab and Seir
8 “Thus says the Lord God: Because (R)Moab and (S)Seir[b] said, ‘Behold, the (T)house of Judah is like all the other nations,’ 9 therefore (U)I will lay open the flank of Moab from the cities, from its cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, (V)Beth-jeshimoth, (W)Baal-meon, and (X)Kiriathaim. 10 I will give it (Y)along with the Ammonites (Z)to the people of the East as a possession, (AA)that the Ammonites may be remembered no more among the nations, 11 (AB)and I will execute judgments upon Moab. (AC)Then they will know that I am the Lord.
Prophecy Against Edom
12 “Thus says the Lord God: Because (AD)Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended (AE)in taking vengeance on them, 13 therefore thus says the Lord God, (AF)I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it man and beast. And I will make it desolate; from (AG)Teman even to (AH)Dedan they shall fall by the sword. 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom (AI)by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and (AJ)they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord God.
Prophecy Against Philistia
15 “Thus says the Lord God: Because (AK)the Philistines (AL)acted revengefully and took vengeance (AM)with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity, 16 therefore thus says the Lord God, (AN)Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off (AO)the Cherethites and destroy the rest of the seacoast. 17 I will execute great vengeance on them (AP)with wrathful rebukes. (AQ)Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them.”
Prophecy Against Tyre
26 (AR)In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 (AS)“Son of man, because (AT)Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, (AU)‘Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,’ 3 therefore thus says the Lord God: (AV)Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up (AW)many nations against you, (AX)as the sea brings up its waves. 4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and (AY)make her a bare rock. 5 She (AZ)shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, (BA)for I have spoken, declares the Lord God. And she shall become plunder for the nations, 6 and her daughters on the mainland shall be killed by the sword. (BB)Then they will know that I am the Lord.
7 “For thus says the Lord God: (BC)Behold, I will bring against Tyre (BD)from the north Nebuchadnezzar[c] king of Babylon, (BE)king of kings, with horses and chariots, and with horsemen and a host of many soldiers. 8 He will kill with the sword (BF)your daughters on the mainland. (BG)He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound against you, and raise (BH)a roof of shields against you. 9 (BI)He will direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers. 10 His horses will be so many that their dust will cover you. Your walls will shake at the noise of the horsemen and wagons and chariots, when he enters your gates as men enter a city that has been breached. 11 With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and your mighty pillars will fall to the ground. 12 They will plunder (BJ)your riches and loot (BK)your merchandise. They will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses. Your stones and timber and (BL)soil they will cast into the midst of the waters. 13 (BM)And I will stop the music of your songs, and (BN)the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more. 14 (BO)I will make you a bare rock. (BP)You shall be a place for the spreading of nets. You shall never be rebuilt, (BQ)for I am the Lord; I have spoken, declares the Lord God.
15 “Thus says the Lord God to Tyre: Will not (BR)the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, (BS)when the wounded groan, when slaughter is made in your midst? 16 Then all (BT)the princes of the sea will step down from their thrones and (BU)remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; (BV)they will sit on the ground and (BW)tremble every moment and (BX)be appalled at you. 17 And they will (BY)raise a lamentation over you and say to you,
“‘How you have perished,
you who were inhabited from the seas,
O city renowned,
(BZ)who was mighty on the sea;
she and her inhabitants (CA)imposed their terror
on all her inhabitants!
18 Now the coastlands tremble
on the day of your fall,
and the coastlands that are on the sea
are dismayed at your passing.’
19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, (CB)when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, 20 then (CC)I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, (CD)with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty (CE)in the land of the living. 21 I will bring you (CF)to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. (CG)Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord God.”
A Lament for Tyre
27 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Now you, (CH)son of man, (CI)raise a lamentation over Tyre, 3 and say to Tyre, who dwells at (CJ)the entrances to the sea, (CK)merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God:
“O Tyre, you have said,
‘I am (CL)perfect in beauty.’
4 Your borders are (CM)in the heart of the seas;
your builders made perfect your beauty.
5 They made all your planks
of fir trees from (CN)Senir;
they took (CO)a cedar from Lebanon
to make a mast for you.
6 Of (CP)oaks of Bashan
they made your oars;
they made your deck of pines
from (CQ)the coasts of Cyprus,
inlaid with ivory.
7 (CR)Of fine embroidered linen from Egypt
was your sail,
serving as your banner;
blue and purple from (CS)the coasts of Elishah
was your awning.
8 The inhabitants of Sidon and (CT)Arvad
were your rowers;
your skilled men, O Tyre, were in you;
they were (CU)your pilots.
9 The elders of (CV)Gebal and her skilled men were in you,
(CW)caulking your seams;
all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you
to barter for your wares.
10 (CX)“Persia and (CY)Lud and (CZ)Put were in your army as your men of war. (DA)They hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave you splendor. 11 Men of (DB)Arvad and Helech were on your walls all around, and men of Gamad were in your towers. They hung their shields on your walls all around; they made (DC)perfect your beauty.
12 (DD)“Tarshish did (DE)business with you because of your great wealth of every kind; silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your (DF)wares. 13 (DG)Javan, (DH)Tubal, and (DI)Meshech traded with you; they exchanged human beings and vessels of bronze for your merchandise. 14 From (DJ)Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules (DK)for your wares. 15 The men of (DL)Dedan[d] traded with you. Many coastlands were your own special markets; they brought you in payment ivory tusks and ebony. 16 Syria (DM)did business with you because of your abundant goods; they exchanged for your wares (DN)emeralds, (DO)purple, (DP)embroidered work, (DQ)fine linen, coral, and (DR)ruby. 17 Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise (DS)wheat of (DT)Minnith, meal,[e] honey, oil, and (DU)balm. 18 (DV)Damascus did business with you for your abundant goods, because of your great wealth of every kind; wine of Helbon and (DW)wool of Sahar 19 and casks of wine[f] from Uzal they exchanged for your wares; wrought iron, (DX)cassia, and (DY)calamus were bartered for your merchandise. 20 Dedan traded with you in saddlecloths for riding. 21 Arabia and all the princes of (DZ)Kedar were your favored dealers (EA)in lambs, rams, and goats; in these they did business with you. 22 The traders of (EB)Sheba and (EC)Raamah traded with you; they exchanged (ED)for your wares (EE)the best of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold. 23 (EF)Haran, Canneh, (EG)Eden, traders of Sheba, (EH)Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you. 24 In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of (EI)blue and (EJ)embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure. 25 (EK)The ships of (EL)Tarshish traveled for you with your merchandise. So you were filled and heavily laden (EM)in the heart of the seas.
26 “Your rowers have brought you out
into the high seas.
(EN)The east wind has wrecked you
in the heart of the seas.
27 Your riches, your wares, your merchandise,
your mariners and (EO)your pilots,
(EP)your caulkers, your dealers in merchandise,
and all your men of war who are in you,
with all your crew
that is in your midst,
sink into the heart of the seas
(EQ)on the day of your fall.
28 At the sound of the cry of your pilots
(ER)the countryside shakes,
29 and down from their ships
(ES)come all who handle the oar.
The mariners and all the pilots of the sea
stand on the land
30 (ET)and shout aloud over you
and cry out bitterly.
(EU)They cast dust on their heads
(EV)and wallow in ashes;
31 they (EW)make themselves bald for you
and put sackcloth on their waist,
and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,
with bitter mourning.
32 In their wailing they (EX)raise a lamentation for you
and lament over you:
(EY)‘Who is like Tyre,
like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When your wares came from the seas,
(EZ)you satisfied many peoples;
with your abundant wealth and merchandise
(FA)you enriched the kings of the earth.
34 Now (FB)you are wrecked by the seas,
in the depths of the waters;
your merchandise and all your crew in your midst
have sunk with you.
35 (FC)All the inhabitants of the coastlands
are appalled at you,
and (FD)the hair of their kings bristles with horror;
their faces are convulsed.
36 (FE)The merchants among the peoples (FF)hiss at you;
(FG)you have come to a dreadful end
and shall be no more forever.’”
Prophecy Against the Prince of Tyre
(FJ)“Because your heart is proud,
and (FK)you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
in the heart of the seas,’
yet (FL)you are but a man, and no god,
(FM)though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
3 (FN)you are indeed wiser (FO)than (FP)Daniel;
no secret is hidden from you;
4 by your wisdom and your understanding
(FQ)you have made wealth for yourself,
and have gathered gold and silver
into your treasuries;
5 by your great wisdom in your trade
you have increased your wealth,
and (FR)your heart has become proud in your wealth—
6 therefore thus says the Lord God:
(FS)Because you make your heart
like the heart of a god,
7 therefore, behold, I will bring (FT)foreigners upon you,
the most ruthless of the nations;
and they shall draw their swords against (FU)the beauty of your wisdom
and defile (FV)your splendor.
8 (FW)They shall thrust you down into the pit,
(FX)and you shall die the death of the slain
in the heart of the seas.
9 (FY)Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’
in the presence of those who kill you,
though (FZ)you are but a man, and no god,
in the hands of those who slay you?
10 (GA)You shall die the death of the uncircumcised
by the hand of foreigners;
(GB)for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.”
A Lament over the King of Tyre
“You were the signet of perfection,[g]
(GF)full of wisdom and (GG)perfect in beauty.
13 You were in (GH)Eden, the garden of God;
(GI)every precious stone was your covering,
(GJ)sardius, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire,[h] (GK)emerald, and carbuncle;
and crafted in gold were your settings
and your engravings.[i]
(GL)On the day that you were created
they were prepared.
14 You were an anointed (GM)guardian cherub.
I placed you;[j] you were on (GN)the holy mountain of God;
in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
15 You were blameless in your ways
(GO)from the day you were created,
till unrighteousness was found in you.
16 In the abundance of (GP)your trade
you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned;
so I cast you as a profane thing from (GQ)the mountain of God,
and I destroyed you,[k] (GR)O guardian cherub,
from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 (GS)Your heart was proud because of (GT)your beauty;
you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
I exposed you before kings,
to feast their eyes on you.
18 By the multitude of your iniquities,
in the unrighteousness of your trade
you profaned your sanctuaries;
so (GU)I brought fire out from your midst;
it consumed you,
and I turned you to ashes on the earth
(GV)in the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who know you among the peoples
are appalled at you;
(GW)you have come to a dreadful end
and shall be no more forever.”
Prophecy Against Sidon
“Behold, (HB)I am against you, O Sidon,
and (HC)I will manifest my glory in your midst.
And (HD)they shall know that I am the Lord
(HE)when I execute judgments in her
and (HF)manifest my holiness in her;
23 for I will send (HG)pestilence into her,
and blood into her streets;
and the slain shall fall in her midst,
by the sword that is against her on every side.
Then they will know that I am the Lord.
24 “And for the house of Israel (HH)there shall be no more a brier to prick or (HI)a thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors (HJ)who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God.
Israel Gathered in Security
25 “Thus says the Lord God: (HK)When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and (HL)manifest my holiness in them in the sight of the nations, (HM)then they shall dwell in their own land that I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 (HN)And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, (HO)when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors (HP)who have treated them with contempt. (HQ)Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.”
Prophecy Against Egypt
29 (HR)In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 2 (HS)“Son of man, (HT)set your face against (HU)Pharaoh king of Egypt, (HV)and prophesy against him and (HW)against all Egypt; 3 speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God:
(HX)“Behold, I am against you,
Pharaoh king of Egypt,
(HY)the great dragon that lies
in the midst of his streams,
(HZ)that says, ‘My Nile is my own;
I made it for myself.’
4 I will (IA)put hooks in your jaws,
and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
with all the fish of your streams
that stick to your scales.
5 (IB)And I will cast you out into the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your streams;
you shall fall (IC)on the open field,
and (ID)not be brought together or gathered.
To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens
(IE)I give you as food.
6 Then all the inhabitants of Egypt (IF)shall know that I am the Lord.
“Because you[l] have been (IG)a staff of reed to the house of Israel, 7 (IH)when they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins to shake.[m] 8 Therefore thus says the Lord God: (II)Behold, I will bring a sword upon you, and will cut off from you man and beast, 9 and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. (IJ)Then they will know that I am the Lord.
(IK)“Because you[n] said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I made it,’ 10 therefore, (IL)behold, I am against you and (IM)against your streams, and (IN)I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, (IO)from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush. 11 (IP)No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years. 12 (IQ)And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated countries, and her cities shall be a desolation forty years among cities that are laid waste. (IR)I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries.
13 “For thus says the Lord God: At the end of forty years (IS)I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered, 14 and (IT)I will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to (IU)the land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. 15 It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, (IV)and never again exalt itself above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will never again rule over the nations. 16 And it shall never again be (IW)the reliance of the house of Israel, recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. (IX)Then they will know that I am the Lord God.”
17 (IY)In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 (IZ)“Son of man, (JA)Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was rubbed bare, yet neither he nor his army got anything from Tyre to pay for the labor that he had performed against her. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: (JB)Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; (JC)and he shall carry off its wealth[o] (JD)and despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for his army. 20 (JE)I have given him the land of Egypt as his payment for which he labored, because they worked for me, declares the Lord God.
A Lament for Egypt
30 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 (JI)“Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God:
(JJ)“Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’
3 (JK)For the day is near,
(JL)the day of the Lord is near;
it will be (JM)a day of clouds,
a time of doom for[p] the nations.
4 (JN)A sword shall come upon Egypt,
(JO)and anguish shall be in (JP)Cush,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and (JQ)her wealth[q] is carried away,
and (JR)her foundations are torn down.
6 “Thus says the Lord:
(JV)Those who support Egypt shall fall,
and (JW)her proud might shall come down;
(JX)from Migdol to Syene
they shall fall within her by the sword,
declares the Lord God.
7 (JY)And they shall be desolated in the midst of desolated countries,
and their cities shall be in the midst of cities that are laid waste.
8 (JZ)Then they will know that I am the Lord,
when (KA)I have set fire to Egypt,
and (KB)all her helpers are broken.
10 “Thus says the Lord God:
(KF)“I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, (KG)the most ruthless of nations,
shall be brought in to destroy the land,
(KH)and they shall draw their swords against Egypt
and fill the land with the slain.
12 And (KI)I will (KJ)dry up the Nile
and will sell the land into the hand of (KK)evildoers;
(KL)I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
by the hand of (KM)foreigners;
(KN)I am the Lord; I have spoken.
13 “Thus says the Lord God:
(KO)“I will destroy the idols
and put an end to the images in (KP)Memphis;
(KQ)there shall no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt;
so (KR)I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
14 I will make (KS)Pathros a desolation
and will set fire to (KT)Zoan
(KU)and will execute judgments on (KV)Thebes.
15 And I will pour out my wrath on Pelusium,
the stronghold of Egypt,
and cut off the multitude[u] of Thebes.
16 And I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
and (KW)Memphis shall face enemies[v] by day.
17 The young men of On and of Pi-beseth shall fall by the sword,
and the women[w] shall go into captivity.
18 At (KX)Tehaphnehes (KY)the day shall be dark,
when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt,
and (KZ)her proud might shall come to an end in her;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus (LA)I will execute judgments on Egypt.
(LB)Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
Egypt Shall Fall to Babylon
20 (LC)In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: 21 (LD)“Son of man, (LE)I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold, (LF)it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword. 22 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and (LG)will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken, and I will make the sword fall from his hand. 23 (LH)I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them through the countries. 24 And (LI)I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put (LJ)my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him (LK)like a man mortally wounded. 25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. (LL)Then they shall know that I am the Lord, (LM)when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
- Ezekiel 25:5 Hebrew and the Ammonites
- Ezekiel 25:8 Septuagint lacks and Seir
- Ezekiel 26:7 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar; so throughout Ezekiel
- Ezekiel 27:15 Hebrew; Septuagint Rhodes
- Ezekiel 27:17 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown
- Ezekiel 27:19 Probable reading; Hebrew wool of Sahar 19and Dan and Javan
- Ezekiel 28:12 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
- Ezekiel 28:13 Or lapis lazuli
- Ezekiel 28:13 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
- Ezekiel 28:14 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
- Ezekiel 28:16 Or banished you
- Ezekiel 29:6 Hebrew they
- Ezekiel 29:7 Syriac (compare Psalm 69:23); Hebrew to stand
- Ezekiel 29:9 Hebrew he
- Ezekiel 29:19 Or multitude
- Ezekiel 30:3 Hebrew lacks doom for
- Ezekiel 30:4 Or multitude; also verse 10
- Ezekiel 30:5 With Septuagint; Hebrew Cub
- Ezekiel 30:5 Hebrew and the sons of the land of the covenant
- Ezekiel 30:9 Hebrew the day of Egypt
- Ezekiel 30:15 Or wealth
- Ezekiel 30:16 Or distress
- Ezekiel 30:17 Or the cities; Hebrew they