Ezekiel 28Expanded Bible (EXB)
Prophecy Against the King of Tyre
28 The ·Lord spoke his word [L word of the Lord came] to me, saying: 2 “·Human [T Son of man; 2:1], say to the ruler of Tyre: ‘This is what the Lord God says:
Because ·you are [L your heart is] proud,
3 [L Look; T Behold] You ·think you are [L are] wiser than Daniel [14:14].
4 Through your wisdom and understanding
5 Through your great skill in trading,
6 “‘So this is what the Lord God says:
[L Because] You think you are wise
7 ·but [L therefore, look/behold] I will bring foreign people against you,
8 They will ·kill you [L bring you down to the pit];
9 ·While they are killing you [L In the presence of those killing you],
10 You will die ·like an unclean person [L the death of the uncircumcised];
I have spoken, says the Lord God.’”
11 The ·Lord spoke his word [L word of the Lord came] to me, saying: 12 “·Human [T Son of man; 2:1], sing a ·funeral song [lament; dirge] for the king of Tyre. Say to him: ‘This is what the Lord God says:
You were ·an example [the seal/signet] of what was perfect,
13 You ·had a wonderful life,
14 I appointed a ·living creature [L cherub] to guard you.
15 ·Your life was right and good [L You were blameless in your ways]
16 Because you traded with countries ·far away [or in abundance],
17 ·You became too [L Your heart was] proud
18 You ·dishonored [desecrated; profaned; C ritually] your ·places of worship [sanctuaries]
19 All the nations who knew you
Prophecy Against Sidon
20 The ·Lord spoke his word [L word of the Lord came] to me, saying: 21 “·Human [T Son of man; 2:1], ·look [L set your face] toward the city of Sidon and prophesy against her. 22 Say: ‘This is what the Lord God says:
I am against you, Sidon,
23 I will send ·diseases [a plague/pestilence] to Sidon,
Then they will know that I am the Lord.
God Will Help Israel
24 “‘No more will neighboring nations be like ·thorny branches [prickling briars] or sharp ·stickers [thorns] to ·hurt [L treat with contempt/scorn the house of] Israel. Then they will know that I am the Lord God.
25 “‘This is what the Lord God says: I will gather the ·people [L house] of Israel from the nations where they are scattered. I will show my holiness ·when the nations see what I do for my people [L in them in the sight of the nations]. Then they will live in their own land—the land I gave to my servant Jacob. 26 They will live safely in the land and will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live in safety after I have ·punished [executed judgments against] all the nations around who ·hate them [treat them with contempt; scorn them]. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.’”
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